Ademola Adeleke’s Desperation


Ademola Adeleke, a younger brother to Isiaka Adeleke, the first civilian governor of Osun State, is better known a businessman.

But this may no longer be all there is about his profile, as the death of his brother has suddenly forced him to take a dive into the murky water of politics in the state.

Consequently, the socialite is determined to vie for the slot of his late brother at the Osun West Senatorial District, a situation that has caused a serious upset in the political calculation in the state as the July 8, 2017 bye- election draws near.

The Lagos-based socialite had hoped to clinch the candidacy of APC on a platter of gold, but as things didn’t go as envisaged, he quickly defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to achieve his ambition, where he won unopposed.

Already, tongues are wagging, as many have labelled him a desperado in quest of power.

Most political observers were agape when the news of his defection broke.  ‘’Many would have thought that the man, who is not known in the political scene in the state, would have used the opportunity to launch himself among the grassroots, especially in his hometown, Ede,’  a source said.