THE standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Saturday gubernatorial poll in Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday described as a hoax trending news item that he rejected to work with the governorship candidates of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, its Action Democratic Party (ADP) counterpart, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti and the flag bearer of African Democratic Congress (ADC, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the director of media and publicity of Senator Ademola Adeleke, Mr Olawale Rasheed in Osogbo.
According to the statement, “our attention has been drawn to a fake news currently trending alleging that the Adeleke family has rejected the possibility of working with Senator Iyiola Omisore. It is a concerted lie by rejected APC and their satelite politicians.”
“Senator Ademola Adeleke has openly expressed his willingness for cooperation and partnership with all progressive political forces to consolidate on the victory of last Saturday. The Governor-Elect had actually spoken with many political leaders and candidates in the last poll. It was therefore false to allege opposition to the involvement of Senator Iyiola Omisore in the push for victory tomorrow.”
“We repeat categorically that neither the Governor-Elect nor Mrs Dupe Adeleke-Sani ever told Senate President Bukola Saraki of Adeleke’s opposition to Senator Omisore. If anything, the family was full of praise for Dr Saraki, Senator Omisore, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti and other leaders who have rallied round Senator Adeleke to reclaim the stolen mandate.
“We call on the public and affected political leaders to ignore the report. All hands are on deck for victory and no amount of fake news will stop Osun people from completing the liberation and redemption movement”, the statement added.