Why APC leaders dislike Adeleke – PDP
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party, Osun state chapter has revealed why the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state disliked the late Governor of the State, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.
The Chairman of the party, Mr. Soji Adagunodo in a statement issued on Tuesday, said that late Adeleke followed due process during his reign as the first executive governor of the state and also gave way to full democratic process, a situation that increased his popularity and acceptance.
While extolling the tributes to the former governor, he said the qualities of the deceased angered the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in the state before he eventually died in a controversial circumstances.
Adagunodo said if Adeleke had not died, he would have won the 2018 governorship election in the state convincingly.
He added that Adeleke was a generous politician who had large followers and admirers.
These qualities, the PDP chairman claimed angered leaders of the APC in the state when the late senator joined the party.
The party chairman said Adeleke went into APC with this quality and this angered the leadership of his new party greatly.
“The fact remains today that if Senator Adetunji Adeleke didn’t die APC believed he would have been elected as the sitting governor of Osun State today but God knows the best.
“We are celebrating his death today, Senator Adetunji Adeleke’s spirit lives on in the minds of his admirers. He was a loved leader whose vacuum will be difficult to fill,” Adagunodo said.
It will be recalled that Adeleke , a serving senator died on April 23, 2017, after he was treated by the nurse and his death sparked a riot with insinuation from his supporters that he was poisoned because if his governorship ambition.
The lawmaker was said to have attended a burial party where he was said to have been poisoned. Adeleke’s family suspected some officials in the APC and administration of erstwhile Governor Rauf Aregbesola of being responsible for his sudden death.