Osun Election: Perform Well Or Be Voted Out, Adegboruwa Cautions Adeleke

Legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has cautioned the Osun governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, not to fail the people of the state when he assumes office.

The lawyer warned that the governor would be rejected if he fails to live up to the expectation of the electorate after his swearing-in.

Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated the incumbent governor of the state and All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Gboyega Oyetola in the Saturday gubernatorial election.

After which, Adeleke promised to bring great things to the state, noting that he wouldn’t fail the people of Osun for electing him all over again. 

“You believed in me in 2018. You believe in me now again. I won’t fail you. Osun will be great again,” he pledges while fielding questions from newsmen.b

In his reaction, Adegboruwa condemned the method of the campaign of the two leading parties.

He said that it was not issue-based but they imported musicians to sing and dance “as if entertainment is the engine of good governance”.

On the conduct, Adegboruwa said if INEC’s independence is guaranteed, the will of the people will become established in the leadership recruitment process.

He maintained, however, that the deployment of technology is crucial to the success of the electoral process, especially for accreditation, voting, transmission and collation of results.

“The reign of godfathers in the political space can and should be terminated and then Nigeria will witness some progress.

“No leader that has emerged through the ballot process will ever take the people for granted if there is a credible process of change”, he added.

Adegboruwa stressed that should Adeleke disappoint after he assumes office, it won’t be difficult “for the people of Osun to reject him as they have done to the incumbent governor”.

He said the only way that the winner can merit commendation is for him to formulate programmes that will ensure development.

“The period of dancing ended on Saturday, we want to see results”, the rights activist told the governor-elect.

The statement hailed the electorate, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), observers, security agencies and the media for their efforts.

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