Chief Ademola Adeleke, the younger brother to late Senator Isiaka Adeleke has dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party as the race for July 8 Senatorial by-election heats up.
The younger Adeleke is an aspirant in the Osun-West senatorial district.
According to PUNCH, a chieftain of PDP disclosed this on Tuesday, June 13, that the aspirant in the Osun-West senatorial district have defected.
The PDP chieftain said Adeleke would contest on the platform of the opposition party.
He said, “We have been talking to our leaders and members on this. We want to win this election and we know that he is popular. Adeleke will contest on the platform of the PDP.
“The APC has decided to clear Mudashiru Hussain despite his disqualification and the Adeleke group is aware that the APC primary would be manipulated to favour Hussain.”
One of the supporters of Adeleke also confirmed the defection.
He, however, said the camp was waiting for the PDP to break the news.
The Chairman of the PDP in Osun State, Soji Adagunodo, confirmed the defection of Adeleke to the PDP.
Also, the Secretary, Adeleke Support Group, Alhaji Saheed Afolabi, who is a chieftain of the APC, said Adeleke had picked the PDP nomination form to contest the primary expected to hold on Wednesday, June 14.