By Gbenga Olarinoye, Osogbo
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reassured the people of the state of fairness and just treatment if elected governor on September 22, declaring that he is on a mission to set the state free from oppressive rule.
Adeleke made the commitment during an unscheduled homage to the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Larooye II in Osogbo, the state capital.
Senator Adeleke extolled Oba Olanipekun for the progress Osogbo has experienced since he ascended the throne of his forebears, sharing with the king the progress he has made so far since launching his bid for the governorship seat.
“Kabiyesi, I am humbled that though our visit was an impromptu one, you welcomed us with an open arm. Osogbo has been very receptive, and that is why I feel very much at ease whenever I’m here,” he said.
“Osogbo has recorded tremendous progress under your reign, and as one of your numerous sons, we are really proud of you. I’m here to personally inform you and seek your royal blessing for the task of rescuing our dear state.”
In his welcome speech, Oba Olanipekun who could not hide his joy at the visit of Senator Adeleke told the delegation that he has heard of the numerous philanthropic gestures of the governorship hopeful in the state and beyond.
“The antecedents of your family are good and if it wishes God, your current political pursuit will materialize. But you should ensure fairness to Osogbo if you get there because we are capital of the state,” Oba Olanipekun said.