“I did not work with Aregbeshola”, PDP Governor elect, Ademola Adeleke insists

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Governor-elect of Osun state, Ademola Adeleke, has cleared the claim that the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbeshola, supported the People’s Democratic Party, in the just concluded Osun Governorship election.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen, the PDP governor elect, explained that although some associates of Rauf Aregbesola, supported him during the governorship election, , it is not clear that the minister orchestrated their moves.

Senator Adeleke while asserting that as at the time Aregbesola and Oyetola had fallen out, it was clear that a way to victory had been paved for him.

Adeleke secured 403,371 votes to defeat his closest contender, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 375,027 votes.

“During the tribunal, Alimi was one of the lawyers who represented Oyetola then, so anytime I see them in the court, because I am a civilised person, I will go to them and greet them and say how are you, how are you doing.

“It was later that he apologised and he told me he has been thinking ‘why is Senator Adeleke greeting me? We are trying to mess him up and he is still greeting me’.

“I believe Oyetola and Aregbesola fell out and Alimi came to me and said he has watched me and that he wants to join our party and we said come on in.”

Senator Adeleke while asserting that as at the time Aregbesola and Oyetola had fallen out, it was clear that a way to victory had been paved for him.

He, however, stressed that though Aregbesola’s allies might have joined the PDP and worked with him, it is not clear that the minister orchestrated their moves.




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