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Isiaka Adeleke and apc: A bond forever

Published by The Nation on Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Contrary to speculations in some quarters, particularly from a PDP chieftain in Osun State, Chief Shuaib Oyedokun, to the effect, that Senator Isiaka Adeleke will come back to PDP, it should be stated categorically, that such is the wish of Chief Shuaib Oyedokun, as an admirer of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who also holds Chief Oyedokun in high esteem. Such wish of Chief Oyedokun is unrealizable, as Senator Isiaka Adeleke is body and soul in APC for good.Senator Isiaka Adeleke is a pragmatic politician, who gives total loyalty to any political party he decides to pitch his tent with at any given time. A principled and committed party man, whose words are his bond. Senator Isiaka Adeleke, is an embodiment of Omoluabi, any day, anytime. He lives his life for the progress and good of all, not minding tribe, religion, creed, sex or political affiliation.The first executive governor of Osun State, left PDP essentially on conviction, because he could not continue to be in a party, where his political relevance, sanctity of life and respect for his dignified personality, as a foremost elder statesman in Osun, could no more be guaranteed, due to overzealousness, excesses, lack of decorum, wisdom and gangterism on the parts of some Osun PDP chieftains, as known to Chief Shuaib Oyedokun was concerned.He berthed in APC with pomp and ceremony, robust vision and mission, to contribute to the good fortunes of the party, without let or hindrance or any string attached. He did not leave PDP for APC for pecuniary gains. Since his defection to APC, the Asiwaju of Edeland, has given tremendous moral and financial support to the party, without batting an eyelid. He was a pillar of strength behind Governor Aregbesola and his emergence for a second term in office.His last days in PDP was traumatic, laced with threat to his life and political insult particularly, from a politician he picked from the gutter for political relevance in 1992, when he emerged as the first executive governor of Osun State. He was a reference point in PDP, whilst his stay there lasted. But rather, than appreciate his tremendous contribution to the PDPsgood fortune, the leadership of the party, under President Goodluck Jonathan and other top functionaries at Wadata Plaza, unjustly left him in the cold to lick his wounds, after the ugly incident of April 2 at an hotel in Osogbo, where he literally walked through the shadow of valley of death.Thus, the amiable Senator Adeleke, after presenting his case to the top PDP hierarchy, including a letter to Mr. President and same published advertorially in some newspapers to no positive effect, he left PDP honourably for APC without hurting a fly . Chief Shuaib Oyedokun could attest to this claim.Senator Adeleke defected to APC, not for any selfish reason, or personal gains as earlier stated above. He pitched tent with APC to marshall efforts with others, who are progressively minded in making Osun an ELDORADO. After all, he came on board as Osun first civilian governor under a progressive party called SDP. He is therefore on a familiar terrain in APC.Senator Isiaka Adeleke for emphasis sake, switched to APC, to prove a point, that whichever political party he finds himself, he is capable of making waves, which he proved without any doubt, by delivering his federal constituency to Ogbeni Aregbesola, in a landslide manner at the August 9, governorship election in Osun, leaving PDP politically bruised. This he effected with his own personal resources, without recourse to APC for any financial support, because he is not a political opportunist. He brought his wealth of experience to bear on the good fortunes of APC in Osun State. Why then the wild goose chase by the top PDP chieftain, that Senator Adeleke will come back to PDP. Anyway, nobody would want to lose a winner, that Adeleke is anyday.As a true democrat, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, was of the opinion, that though, there may be ideological differences among politicians and their political affiliations, he has resolved to maintain affinity and cordiality with his friends in different political parties, inclusive of PDP. This does not translate to mean, that he is finding his way back to the party.When Senator Rasheed Ladoja lost his mother a few months ago, he was among the earliest personalities, to commiserate with him, though he was in far away USA. This does not make him a member of Accord Party which Ladoja belongs to. Up till today, Senator Isiaka Adeleke fraternizes with Alhaji Fatai Akinbade with mutual respect. This does not make him, a member of Labour Party, which Akinbade belongs to. The immediate past Head of Service of Osun State, Elder Akinwusi, visits Adekeles residence, once in a while. This does not make him a member of Akinwusis SDP.Asiwaju Isiaka Adeleke, personal friendship transcends political differences. This core value, he cherishes a lot and holds dear to his heart. Those with false assumption, that Senator Isiaka Adeleke, may one day find himself back in PDP, should perish such thought. He is not talking with any PDP chieftain or leadership to that effect, because there is no basis for it. He is happy in APC, where he is regarded as a worthy and dependable leader of all times. He is working round the clock in APC, to make it wax stronger, so as to win all electable seats at the Senate, House of Representatives and the state assembly.For now, and in Osun West Senatorial district, Senator Isiaka Adeleke holds the ace. He is contesting with himself. It is Adeleke versus Adeleke. As a man of peace, Senator Isiaka Adeleke has enjoined his teeming supporters to continue to embrace, non-violent approach to politics, no matter the subtle provocation, from any quarters, particularly, as witnessed in Ede a few days ago, when a senatorial aspirant came to display political naivety. Adeleke will not do anything to taint his enviable and charismatic political career, painstakingly built over the years. To the first executive governor of Osun, there is enough to go round all APC faithful in Osun State without rancor.To those who should know, Senator Isiaka Adeleke has left PDP for good and forever. To him, Osun chapter of PDP, is a willing tool in the hands of one or two individuals, parading themselves as tin-gods. Whereas, Senator Isiaka Adeleke was a governor in 1992, when some individuals in PDP were not on political reckoning, not to talk of them being closer to him and his political leadership. He is therefore absolutely above board and beyond reproach.Senator Adeleke is comfortable in APC, enjoying his peace of mind and mutual respect from fellow party members. He is impacting positively on the fortune of APC, to make life worth living for the voiceless, the helpless and the down trodden masses of our people, whose votes matter most during election. Isiaka Adeleke sees, this class of people, as his primary constituency. To them he differs in total respect and love.Senator Isiaka Adeleke is APC personified. He sleeps and dreams APC. Senator Adeleke dey Kampe in APCThe post Isiaka Adeleke and apc: A bond forever appeared first on The Nation.]]>
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