Adeleke denies report APC Osun governorship vote as Osun residents back Aregbesola’s govt

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The Osun business mogul and philanthropist Deji Adeleke has debunked rumours he is to stand elections for governorship on an APC platform next year in Osun.

A press statement issued on Monday on behalf of Adeleke and signed by Dele Adeleke described the insinuation as false, unfounded and ludicrous.

“Adeleke is not interested in seeking any political office nor involved in any talks/plot to make him the governorship candidate of APC or any other political party,” the statement said.

“Adeleke is not a politician and has chosen to continue to render his contributions and service to humanity in his private capacity and through his foundation.”

“We hereby appeal to the good people of Osun state and all Nigerians to disregard the mischievous publication in its entirety.”

MEANWHILE Residents of Osun State have hailed Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his exemplary leadership since he assumed office in November 2010.

Also, community leaders at Ile-Ogbo in Ayedire Local Government Area said the opposition lacks the leadership acumen to govern the state as the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has done.

The residents of Ile-Ogbo sad they supported the Aregbesola administration for its commitment to the campaign promises the governor made in 2007 and during his re-election in 2014.

The residents spoke at the ancient town while hosting the governor and his entourage.

Aregbesola had observed the Jum’at prayers at the town’s central mosque before paying homage to the Olu of Ile-Ogbo at his palace.

The residents trooped out en masse to welcome the governor, who led the chieftains of the APC and other top political functionaries to the town for Jum’at service.

The area was agog before Aregbesola’s arrival. The peiople mounted several elevated places to see Aregbesola.

On behalf of the traditional ruler of the ancient town, Oba Abeeb Adetoyese Agbaje, and other residents, the Bashorun of Ile-Ogbo, Prof Pade Aderibigbe, hailed the governor for his resilience in making Osun the cynosure of all eyes through infrastructural development.

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.com and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).

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