The Oasis Reporters
July 23, 2018
Ahead of the September 22 Gubernatorial election in Osun State, opposition party, People’s Democratic Party, PDP has picked Sen. Ademola Adeleke, representing Osun West at the Senate, as their candidate in the party’s primary held on Saturday.
He polled 1, 569 to defeat his closest rival, Chief Akin Ogunbiyi, Chairman, Mutual Benefit Trust Assurance Plc, who scored 1,562.
The ruling party in the State and the federal level, All Progressives Party had on Friday, chosen Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola to fly the party flag.
Former Chief Obafemi Awolowo aide, Ebenezer Babatope had predicted in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN that “Our great party will win the governorship election in Osun on Sept 22. I am confident.
“I am optimistic of the PDP’s victory, because our people are fed up and tired of APC-led government.
“People are tired of APC and are yearning for our party. With the renewed belief of our party in us, I have no doubt that PDP will win,” he said.
The former minister, however, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure credible conduct of the election for the will of the people to prevail.
Babatope, a former Minister of Transportation, told News Agency of Nigeria that the people of Osun were fed up with the All Progressives Congress (APC) – led administration under Gov. Rauf Aregbesola in the state and were earnestly yearning for PDP to come in.