By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun State chapter, on Tuesday staged a welcome back rally for their gubernatorial candidate for 2018 governorship election, Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke as he came back home from the United States of America where he had gone to add value to himself.
The rally which took place at the state secretariat of the party, Biket junction, Osogbo/Ikinrun Road, witnessed mamoth crowd of the party faithful.
Speaking at the event, the state chairman of the party, Hon. Sunday Bisi said it gladdens their heart that in spite of the vicious political manipulation which robbed Senator Adeleke of the Governorship position in 2018 and the naked use of state power to harass him, the governorship candidate of the party had deemed it fit to immediately use the period after the election in a very productive and rewarding manner.
He said instead of whining in bitterness or even creating mischief to protest the controversial desicions of the courts after the 2018 elections, Senator Adeleke stayed focused on personal self development and positive engagements as a true democrat and reminiscent of historical values of your dynasty.
Bisi appluaded the former Senator for towing a line of self development and concentrating on having better political future rather than been pessimistic.
“We love your courage and we appreciate your disposition as a man of peace. We are covinced that you are a man on divine purpose. Your unflinching effort at reinvigorating the party even while in far away United States of America depicts you as vessel of love, who will spare nothing to emancipate the good people of Osun State”
“We are proud of the honours you attained and even more proud of the heart warming recommendations of the college authorities and your coursemates. You have demonstrated beyond doubt that where there is a will, there will also be a way.”
“With the additional feat to previous ones in the social, economic and political spheres, you have assured us that you are better positioned to drive the process of growth in our dear state and Nigeria as a whole.”
“Let me use this medium to warn those who feel they can subdue our party with force of violence to desist forthwith. Such vain effort cannot get at us as our courage is too fortified to be discouraged”
“Testing the will of our people through any form of violence is an effort in futility but stretching it further will backfire. We will not warn you again”
“On our part as a party, we pray the Almighty God grants Senator Adeleke good health and sound mind to continually be of service to Osun State, Nigeria and humanity in general”
While speaking, Senator Adeleke thanked the teeming party supporters and the leaders of the party for still believing in him.
He appraised their resilience and relentless effort in building the party, adding that he’s coming back home would be used to unify the party.
Adeleke averred that he has back fully to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state to salvage the good people of the state from the maladministration of the present government.
He implored all the party members to work in unity, adding that, the party is one, and must be one for the betterment of the good people of the state.
He, however, condemned in totality, attack on the party secretariat by some hoodlums, calling for crisis free political atmosphere.