By David Olalekan.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has dealt a huge blow to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in the state.
The governor berated the country’s electoral system which he described as weak for giving room for “someone like Adeleke” to contest for governorship seat of the state.
Oyetola, who was affirmed winner of the controversial 2018 Osun governorship poll by the Supreme Court on July 5, 2019, stated while receiving the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) that he felt ridiculed contesting against Adeleke, who is best at dancing, adding that it would have been a tragedy for the state if the election result had gone the other way round.
“The country’s electoral system is weak, especially regarding the screening of candidates, which gave room for somebody like Ademola Adeleke to contest for governorship seat of the state.
“Sometimes when I sit down and realise that I was actually contesting with Adeleke, who is best at dancing, I felt ridiculed, very ridiculed. It would have been a tragedy for our state if the whole thing had turned the other way round.
“Anybody that is seriously concerned about the development of the state would at least be interested in whoever is going to pilot the affairs of the state.
“One wonders why the country’s electoral laws would have allowed that guy to even contest in the first instance. We don’t have control. Even in the North where we believe they’re disadvantaged in terms of education, they put in the best always. See whoever goes for any political office in the North is always the best of their stock”, the governor said.