The Adeleke Governorship Campaign Organisation has described as “reprehensible ignorance” calls by a faceless group that the governorship candidate of the PDP should step down from the race.
Reacting to the call by an unknown group, Renewal Youth Movement (RYM), the campaign organization said the group demonstrated gross ignorance and lack of education on constitutional requirements to contest for the governorship election.
“Desperate forces hell bent on smearing the party and her candidate should have educated themselves on relevant sections of the constitution. By the constitution and judicial pronouncements from the apex court, Senator Adeleke is eminently qualified to contest for governorship.
“There is therefore no legal or political basis to call for the withdrawal of Senator Adeleke from the governorship race. Those behind the campaign of calumny must have been surprised and shocked that their smear campaigns have failed to stop the soaring voters’ support for the Adeleke candidacy.
“As we have noted in an earlier release, allegation of certificate forgery is only in the warped imagination of those peddling the falsehood as the issue is about date error on school testimonial, not secondary school certificate. Sacred fact of the discourse is that nothing like forgery occurs as a bonafide ex-student is entitled to a testimonial”, the statement affirmed.
While lashing out at the group to get constitutionally educated, the campaign organisation affirmed that the governorship candidate has demonstrated by his performance in the Senate that capacity is best measured by performance, adding that “Senator Adeleke is poised to redeem Osun state from governmental oppression and exploitation.
” Let face the real issue of bad government biting our people so hard. PDP is set to address workers’ welfare as first line charge while delivering on comprehensive state development through innovative policies. Those are the preoccupation of the PDP and her candidate”, the statement signed by the campaign Director of Media and Publicity, Olawale Rasheed, noted.