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Osun Gubernatorial: PDP divide over deputy candidate

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I remain PDP candidate – Adeleke insists - Naija News 247
I remain PDP candidate – Adeleke insists

Senator Ademola Adeleke’s camp has taken a new dimension as crisis emerged over Deputy Governor candidate, Naija News 247 reports.

Osun State Peoples Democratic Party members are now divided over the party’s preferred choice of deputy governorship candidate.

Naija News 24 gathered the indigen of Ife, Kola Adewusi has been selected by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and ratified Osun State Executive Council as the deputy gubernatorial candidate for Saturday, July 16, 2022, gubernatorial election in the State. But some members of the party from four local governments in Ife, who are loyal to Ademola Adeleke trooped out en-masse into the streets of the town protesting.

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They claimed the choice of Kola Adewusi as the Deputy governor candidate was a wrong choice. The members added that as a former local government chairman, he was unfriendly and was not willing to help any party member.

“Being a former chairman of Ife East Local Government under the administration of Olagunsoye Oyinlola, he was known as ‘Kosese’ because he never rendered assistance to anybody who needed it.”

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The protesting PDP members also alleged that one Prof Wale Oladipo, who is a cousin to Adewusi and close political ally of Ademola Adeleke, used his influence and connection to pick him as his running mate.

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“Another reason for the wrong choice of Adewusi is his religion. A Christian-Christian ticket cannot fly in Osun State. Ademola Adeleke and Kola Adewusi are both Christians.

“The consensus and takeaway from the mass protest is that the Ife zone has rejected the slot of deputy Governor ceded to them.” said the protesting members.

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