What started as a rumour has now been confirmed as Dele Adeleke, nephew of Senator Ademola Adeleke, another aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally joined the Osun 2022 gubernatorial race.
He was at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, Friday, to pick the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms for the gubernatorial primaries for the sum of N21 million.
It was revealed that Dele Adeleke had been approached to run against his uncle in the next PDP gubernatorial primaries.
Dele, who is a financial expert, was the Returning Officer at the 2018 gubernatorial election in the station, where he was responsible for marshalling points to defend his uncle at both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Tribunal to the Supreme Court, where the judgment favoured the eventual winner, incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
Due to these performances, supporters started calling for his participation in the next election as against his uncle Senator Ademola Adeleke.
It is believed that Dele has the backing of Engineer Seyi Makinde the Governor of Oyo State and some leaders in the South West.
Political watchers are of the opinion that Dele, getting into the contest with his uncle may tear the family apart.
Also in the race for the party ticket are Senator Ademola Adeleke, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, Soji Omirin and Dotun Babayemi.