By Uche Amunike
The Pro Chancellor, Adeleke University, Dr Deji Adeleke, who is also father to popular Nigerian musician, Davido, has threatened to expose his brother, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who just emerged Osun State Governor-Elect, that he will expose him if he derails from the campaign promises he made to the people of Osun people, during the election.
Speaking, during the 8th undergraduate and 4th postgraduate convocation of the university, the billionaire stated that the governor-elect had no reason to renege on the campaign promises he made to the people that trusted him with the mandate of developing the state and making life better for the indigenes, adding that he already advised him to remove any member of his campaign team that had the intention of stealing state resources.
Hear him: ‘I told the governor elect (my brother) and his colleagues that they are lucky because they do not have any godfather to refund any money to, so whatever people contributed for the election is contribution and it’s a sacrifice for a better Nigeria, for a better state, so the governor-elect and his colleagues are not under any pressure, the only thing they need to do out there is to go and serve the people.’
He further stated: ‘And I threatened them that I will be the first to call the press conference if I see things going wrong with his government, I will be the first to alert the world that your governor has derailed. I’ve also told him and his team not to allow anyone that is not ready to serve, anyone that his focus is to come and look for money to steal from the poor people (Osun is a very poor state) into the team’.
To the new graduates, Dr Deji Adeleke advised them to live accountable lives so as to be able to hold leaders accountable for their acts in public offices.
He decried the sad incident that took place during the Osun State election that just took place, where a total of 45 polling units disappeared, with young NYSC presiding officers not showing up in their designated polling units, even though people were waiting to cast their votes. Materials, result sheets and BIVAS machines were taken elsewhere, he stated.
His words: ‘Until a Director started calling to make sure that those people reported to where they are supposed to, otherwise my brother wouldn’t have been the governor-elect today. And those who allowed themselves to be used were NYSC young people, it’s not Commissioners in INEC, people blame INEC but forgetting that it is the young ones that have been entrusted in this responsibility that are wrecking their (your) own future. Because if you cannot hold a government accountable then we don’t have any future in this country’.
‘So please our young ones, do remember what you’re taught here, remember that the future of this country depends on you. Seize up that future, make sure you register to vote, make sure that any government you don’t want or that is not serving right in your constituency is voted out, do not participate in bringing down this country, participate in all things that will bring up this country to the desired country that you want’, Dr Deji Adeleke concluded.