Return to APC, Saraki urges new Osun senator Adeleke

Senate President Bukola Saraki welcomes Ademola Adeleke after he was sworn in.
Senate President Bukola Saraki welcomes Ademola Adeleke after he was sworn in.

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Ademola Adeleke, the new senator for Osun West, to return to his “natural fold’ in the All Progressives Congress.

Mr. Adeleke on Saturday won a bye-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to fill the seat made vacant by the sudden death of his elder brother, Isiaka, who had been a member of the APC Senate caucus.

Mr. Saraki, who swore in the new senator on Wednesday, expressed sadness that he was arriving as a PDP member.

In a press statement captioned: “Welcoming Senator Ademola Adeleke To The Red Chamber,” the Senate President expressed disappointment over the events that pushed Mr. Adeleke into the PDP.

He had opted for the opposition party after alleging a conspiracy by the Osun State leadership of the APC to deny him the party’s ticket in favour of Mudashiru Hussein, an ally of Governor Rauf Aregbesola who eventually lost the election as the candidate of the APC.

In his statement on Wednesday, Mr. Saraki said: “I was filled with emotions today as I swore in the brother of Late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke as Senator representing Osun West.

“I’m sure that my late friend, his family, good people of Ede and Osun West Senatorial district are delighted that the legacy of “Guv” can continue. I’m sure my departed colleague will, in his grave be happy and filled with joy today and always.

“My only sadness is that Senator Adeleke is not coming as an APC member. This is the result of mishandling of the pre-election matters by our party.

“I hope Senator Ademola Adeleke will very soon, return to his natural fold, the APC, where he rightly belongs.

“I hope this development will serve as an eye opener to our party at all levels that the will of the people must always be respected. We all have a good lesson to learn from this.

“Once again, I congratulate Senator Ademola Adeleke and I hope he will live up to his brother’s expectations and further uplift the legacy established by their late father, Senator Ayoola Adeleke.”

Mr. Adeleke won in nine of the ten local government areas that constitute the senatorial district with Mr. Hussein prevailing narrowly in the other.


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  • Sword of Damocles

    The Senate President has deemed the word of the day to be RETURN:

    Thus I am compelled to INSIST that he( suegbe saraki) RETURN all the monies he has looted from Nigeria & the state of Kwara FORTHWITH.

    • shasha


      • Sword of Damocles

        hey simpleton were you not taught to not speak of your father in that manner? the thing pain ya yansh, huh? na true wey i talk, no be so?

    • George

      And Tinubu return his too. Yeye Yoruba boy fight the Dog that ate your meats and let others do thiers.

  • MRnaijawantalk

    HE will as soon as you return to PDP ……

  • atakamosu

    APC could not have won the election in 2015 without the new PDP faction, and that is a fact. The issue of Osun state, with the PDP dousing the tension within their party, the next governor will be from the PDP if there are no new factions. That would have been the case in Ogun, Oyo and Ondo states, and the doubting Thomas’s know it is true. The faction issue cost PDP dearly, just as the newPDP faction cost Jonathan to lose. Don’t get me wrong, I was actually in support of a change from PDP to APC. We needed it to hep right the ship of state, but even this APC is stuttering. We need new blood, people who abhor corruption. But Nigeria is a place where it seems power will continue to corrupt. Fingers are pointed at search, but what about all those governors with their security votes, the Senators and House members with their constituency projects which never materializes but money changes hands. Simply put, majority of our politicians are corrupt not withstanding their greedy godfathers. Abuse search all you want but do not forget about that politician you support who gave you ten thousand naira and you are happy like a clam.

  • SB

    Saraki is not an APC SINator, rather a PDP in APC cloth

  • George

    It shall never be well with Saraki for wishing this dancer Senator return back to where he was rejected.

    Silly Saraki is animal

    • Sab Sb