Following the curious outburst of one Alhaji Fatai Oyedele about the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun, an APC chieftain in the state, Adelani Baderinwa has replied Oyedele.
In a signed statement, Baderinwa refuted Oyedele’s claims about bringing Ogbeni from Lagos to Osun, clarifying that it was a “fallacy of the highest order” as the event happened the other way round. “Alhaji Oyedele was brought into Rauf Aregbesola Campaign Team when he was, like several others, kicked out of PDP in 2006”, he said.
Baderinwa said, “Rather than tell lie of the story, Alhaji Oyedele should have shown modesty and tell the story as it is. As at that time, Aregbesola was firmly on the ground in Osun political firmament as he had done several rounds of consultations with real politicians… Aregbesola’s acceptability ratings was a soar away as he put together, a most formidable campaign organisation which he named Oranmiyan.
“The Oranmiyan Movement which has members in all parts of the state was launched epochally in Osogbo despite the incumbent government’s machinations to stop it. Alhaji Diekola Oyedele and his ilk were still in PDP all of these times battling to safe their membership
while some of them were out-doing each other in the bid to stop Aregbesola as a mark of loyality to the PDP government.
“Oyedele was a mere beneficiary of Ogbeni’s larger heartedness and it is painful that he is turning round to bite the finger that fed him”, Baderinwa added.