👤 By Abdul Tukur
An uncle to Davido, a BET music award winner has been chosen by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to contest the Osun Governorship election on September 22, 2018.
Senator Ademola Nurudin Adeleke, who replaced his late elder brother, Isiaka Adeleke in the senate, received 1,569 votes, while his nearest rival Akin Ogunbiyi came second with 1,562 in the primaries held this afternoon.
Senator Ademola Nurudin who has represented Osun West Senatorial District since July 2017, will now face Gboyega Oyetola, who emerged as the state governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Senator Iyiola Omisore, a former PDP stalwart, who is now the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
His popular nephew went online to congratulate him on being selected as the PDP Gubernatorial candidate.
“Uncle Tunji would be looking down smiling right now! Let’s make Osun great Again!” @iam_Davido tweeted.
The Electoral Panel headed by Seriake Dickson, the Governor of Bayelsa State had confirmed that there were 3,448 delegates out of which 3,246 participated in the election.
Governor Dickson said 56 votes were voided.
However, Mr Ogunbiyi has rejected the result saying it was “compromised.”
“I assure you all that the mandate which was freely given to me by majority of the delegates will be reclaimed by the special grace of God,” he said.
He notes that “the outcome of that primary has been a subject of concern to a great majority of our party members who have been disappointed, disillusioned and confused by the conduct of the exercise and the results as declared by the panel led by His Excellency, Governor Seriake Dickson.
“Some of the major issues which compromised the integrity of the exercise and made the results clearly unacceptable include the non-adherence to the clear provisions of the Electoral Guidelines and unfortunate manipulation of the accreditation, voting, sorting and counting of the votes cast by delegates at the primaries.
“Consequent upon these infractions, therefore, the votes attributed to me at the end of the voting exercise were much lower than what I actually scored as valid votes.
“I have, therefore, resolved to use the internal mechanism of the party to seek an immediate redress of this clear case of injustice, which is contrary to the spirit of transparency and justice being propagated by the new leadership of our party, led by the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
“While this process is on, I wish to use this opportunity to thank leaders and members of our party who stood by me before, during and after the Primary elections.”