Saturday, 22 September 2018


Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, defeated Isiaka Oyetola, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival at the pollingunit of  Adelani Baderinwa, the state commissioner for information.

Adeleke secured 171 votes ahead of Oyetola who polled 113 votes at Unit 2, ward 4, Ifelodun local government area of the state where Baderinwa casthis ballot.

Adeleke cleared Ede, his local government, while Oyetola was victorious in Boripe local government where he hails from.

The collation of results is underway across the 30 local government areas of the state

.Save for inducement of voters and few incidents of card readers malfunctioning, the election recorded success.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to declare a winner at its head office in Osogbo.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Osun poll: Saraki, Atiku, Secondus rally support for Adeleke

Osun poll: Saraki, Atiku, Secondus rally support for Adeleke

Osogbo – Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday in Osogbo, canvassed support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke.

The former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Gov. Abdulfatai Ahmed of Kwara, the National Vice Chairman of the party, Eddy Olafeso, among others, joined Saraki at the mega rally held at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo.

Saraki, who is the National Chairman of the Campaign Council for Osun election, urged residents of the state to vote for PDP during the poll.

He said it was painful that APC-led administartion in the state could not pay workers’ salaries for three years.

Saraki said he was optimistic that Adeleke would win the election and put an end to the suffering of the people in the state.

“This election is about the people of Osun and they must send the message that government that cannot pay workers’ salaries should be sent packing, ” he said.

Atiku, while urging the residents to vote for the party on Saturday, said, “From what I can see here, it is a win for PDP.

“I urge you to defend and protect your votes for it not to be stolen”.

In his remarks, Secondus said Adeleke would fix the state’s economy, if elected, and appealed to INEC to ensure that the election is free, fair and credible.

Mr Soji Adagunodo, the PDP state chairman, said Osun was ripe to be taken by the party. He appealed to residents to vote for PDP, pronusibg them that Adeleke would not dissapoint them.

Gov. Ahmmed in his remarks, also urged the electorate to use their Permanent Voter Cards to vote for PDP.


OSUN ELECTION: WAEC Confirms Adeleke’s Certificate

WAEC Confirms Adeleke’s Certificate

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has confirmed that Governorship Candidate Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke sat for the May/June examination of the council in 1981. WAEC made this confirmationin an affidavit deposed to by one Osindeinde Adewunmi and filed at the registry of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.

The Council confirmed that Adeleke sat for the Senior Secondary School exams in May/ June 1981. According to the four paragraph affidavit filed on Wednesday in compliance with the order of Justice Oathman Musa requesting the examination body to confirm whether the governorship candidate sat for the 1981 exams. Justice Musa, had in a ruling delivered on September 11 directed that WAEC should depose an affidavit, to either deny or confirm that Adeleke who is currently representing Osun West Senatorial District, sat for the Exams the Council conducted at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State, in 1981.

It equally said the examination body should file the ledger containing results of Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations, as well the verifying affidavit, within five days of being served with the enrolled order dated September 11. WAEC however in the sworn affidavit confirmed that, Adeleke with center number 19645 and candidate number 149 indeed sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 conducted by the council at Ede Muslim School situate at P.O. Box 6 Yidi Road, Ede, State of Osun.

Accompanying the affidavit is a ledger containing the result of all candidates (001-221) who sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in the said school.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018


President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the electorate in Osun State to vote for the governorship candidate of the All  Progressives Congress in the state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday.

He said this in Osogbo on Tuesday while addressing supporters of the APC at the mega rally for the governorship candidate of the party ahead of the Saturday election.

Buhari described the governorship candidate of the party as the right man for the job, while urging the electorate to vote Oyetola in order to continue with the development witnessed in the last years of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

He said, ” This is why you must all come out and vote for the APC on the 22 of September, 2018. Osun must  remain APC,Osun must continue on the path  of progress, Osun must not allow the dark days to return.”

Aregbesola said Oyetola would win the poll because his administration worked tirelessly to develop the state in the past eight years.

Aregbesola said, ” We are winning the election of Saturday, September 22 by the grace of God and we are coming back to jubilate. Why must God support us? Because we have worked 24 hours of every single day of the 2,922 days allowed by the constitution to serve the people of this state. Merely looking at me will testify to that fact.

“Our party has done the impossible here, we have changed the face of Osun and forthat reason and the will and power of God, we are returning Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola on September 22 as the governor-elect and we are returning Benedict Oluwagboyega Alabi as the deputy governor-elect. Both of them will be swornin on Tuesday, November 27.”

Sunday, 16 September 2018


Osun Election: WITZAN Meet Tonight To Reveal Winner;
The Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria, (WITZAN) Osun state chapter will meet tonight and predict the winner of Saturday’s governorship election.

According to the statement released by the Association, it reads that “there would be meeting tonight at Oke-Ogbo, the headquarters of Ife East Local Government Area, the person who will win saturday’s governorship election would be revealed”.

Although, 48 parties and 48 governorship candidates will participate in Saturday’s September 22 election.
About 5 of them are expected to be the major contenders. These are: Gboyega Oyetola of APC, Ademola Adeleke of PDP, Iyiola Omisore of SDP, Mashood Adeoti of ADP and Fatai Akinbade of ADC.

Saturday, 15 September 2018


By Olawale Rasheed

The governorship flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party ,Senator Ademola Adeleke has described his six point agenda as the path of redemption and collective prosperity for Osun state.

Receiving members of Osun Democratic Society who paid him a visit over recent attacks on his campaign convoy,Adeleke said those attacks were designed to stop his bid to lead Osun to redemption,declaring that "I am further determined to campiagn and win this election for the good of our people.

"I thank you for your solidarity visit.My agenda is for the people ,by the people and of the people.When I put the agenda together ,our party leaders and technocrats also vetted and validated our plan.It is all about the people and how to return prosperity in place of hunger and want",he said .

The PDP candidate reiterated his earlier policy statement that  workers will enjoy prosperous time under his administration,declaring "I will be a governor who truly serve the people,who bring food on the table,who fight corruption, who pay salaries regularly.

"Every worker deserves his pay.Our government will address workers' entitlement  and welfare upon assumption of office.   I have the capacity to deliver on this and other key programes as contained in our  6 point agenda.

"As a perfrorming Senator,  I have focused on delivering dividends of democracy to my people.I ensured full implementation of all constituency projects with all honesty and transparency. As a governor, I will continue this track record of performance, public servants,artisans,teachers ,market women and the downtroden poor will have a joyful life",the PDP candidate said.

He implored the people of Osun state to persevere and deploy their voting cards to end the suffering and bring joy by voting him as Governor, assuring that "I will not disappoint you as Governor of Osun state"

Speaking earlier ,the leader of the Society,Comrade Hammed Ajagbusi condemned recent upsurge in political violence in the state especially against opposition leaders ,urging security agencies to act quickly to stem the ride

"We are here in solidarity with the PDP candidate.Attacks and violence are serious threats to the democratic process .We urge security agencies to act quickly",he said.

Rasheed Is The Director of Media & Publicity ,Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation

Thursday, 13 September 2018

OSUN GUBERNATORIAL: APC Wants to Rig us out, But We Are Battle Ready for them ~ Adeleke, PDP Candidate

 Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation has cried out over alleged destruction of billboards of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by agents of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).The campaign organization also claimed that campaign convoy of the governorship candidate of the PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke, was breached by a suspected attacker in cream coloured unnumbered Toyota Venza.

Olawale Rasheed, Director, Media & Publicity, in a statement sent to DAILY POST, said some hoodlums last night rained bullets on the country home of the Adeleke family until they were repelled.According to him, “Now, ongoing all over the state is the vandalisation of billboards and campaign posters of the PDP candidate. This act of destruction by the APC thugs is evident at Osogbo and other parts of the state.
“As we prepare to make official reports to the security agencies, we alert the general public to the increasing desperation of the APC in the countdown to the governorship election.
“We have conducted our campaign with utmost decorum and compliance with the ‘vote and not fight’ principle. We remain committed to peaceful campaign and electoral processes. We however invite local and international democratic forces to note the deliberate efforts of the APC to plunge Osun State into chaos.We call on security agencies to take note of the increasing onslaught against opposition leaders and the dangers this portends for our democracy. The police and other security agents should curtail and rein in forces of chaos and violence for the stability of our nascent democracy.
“The people of Osun State are entitled to their democratic rights to vote and be voted for. Our people will never be cowed or scared from exercising their democratic rights to reject the inhuman government of APC. No amount of threat and attacks will stop the imminent defeat facing the APC in Osun State.
“We urge our people to remain undaunted and to prepare their PVCs to vote out APC’s darkness and enthrone PDP’s light.”