Following the #OsunDebate held on Sunday and aired by the Channels Television, we find it necessary to address the members of the public on reasons for the unavoidable non-participation of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
It is important to state from the onset that Senator Adeleke was indeed prepared to attend the debate.The plan was to proceed to Osogbo immediately after his campaign tour of Ijesha and Ile Ife zones. We communicated as much to the organisers of the debate .
However, from one village to the other,rural voters blocked the campaign train, insisting the candidate must address them. From Ilesa zone to Ile Ife zone,the rural visitation dragged late into the night.It would have been politically suicidal to ignore voters who tropped to the road, insisting the candidate must address them.
We communicated regulalrly with the organisers on the above development while the campaign train was streamed live on social media. Senator Adeleke and the campaign team eventually reached Osogbo around 11pm.
The campaign schedule has been very tight in addition to the frequent attacks by opposition thugs.We find it neccesary to satisfy both urban and rural voters as we are all stakeholders in the electoral process.
Senator Adeleke is today moving to Iwo zone in a voters’ mobilisation that is unprecedented in Osun’s political history.
We reassure the people of Osun state that the PDP candidate is ever open and willing to market his six point agenda.This he has been been doing and will continue to do unti the day of election.