The current governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has revealed how he felt contesting against singer Davido’s uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in the last governorship election in the state.
According to Oyetola, he felt ridiculed owing to the fact that the lack of control in Nigeria’s electoral system gave his PDP opponent the opportunity to run against him.
“The country’s electoral system is weak, especially regarding the screening of candidates which gave room for somebody like Ademola Adeleke to contest for governorship seat of the state.
Sometimes when I sit down and realise that I was actually contesting with Adeleke, who is best at dancing, I felt ridiculed, very ridiculed. It would have been a tragedy for our state if the whole thing had turned the other way round.
Anybody that is seriously concerned about the development of the state would at least be interested in whoever is going to pilot the affairs of the state.
One wonders why the country’s electoral laws would have allowed that guy to even contest in the first instance. We don’t have control. .
Even in the north where we believe they’re disadvantaged in terms of education, they put in the best always. See whoever goes for any political office in the North is always the best of their stuck,” he said.