Gboyega Oyetola, the governor of Osun state, has said he felt very ridiculed as he contested the state governorship election with a person like Senator Ademola Adeleke popularly referred to as the ‘Dancing Senator‘, in September 2018.
Speaking while receiving the leadership of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, led by Yemi Farounbi in his office on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the governor suggested that Adeleke ought to have been screened out of the governorship race.
“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,” the governor is quoted as saying.
“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.” Governor Oyetola said