Senator Ademola Adeleke has declared his intention to contest the Osun State governorship election scheduled for September 22.
The senator represents Osun West.
He replaced his elder brother and former Governor of Osun State, Isiaka Adeleke, who died in April 2017.
He defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to contest for the senatorial seat after he was denied the ticket in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He won the election and replaced his brother at the Senate.
Declaring his intention to contest in the coming election for the governorship post in Osun State, Adeleke, in a letter to the leadership of the PDP said he was capable of winning the election.
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“In accordance with the directive of the leadership of our great party, I wish to respectfully express my intent to vie for the ticket of the party as its candidate in the Osun state governorship election holding on the 22nd September, 2018,” Adeleke stated in his letter.
He added: “I am a member of the party in Sagba Abogunde ward 2 of the Ede north local government in the Osun west senatorial district.
“As a loyal man from the strongest political base of the PDP in Osun State, I am willing, able and prepared to offer myself for this great service if given the opportunity to fly our flag as the governorship candidate.
“I pledge my continuous commitment and support to the stability, growth and success of the PDP at all levels.”