Five Strategic Moves that Helped Ademola Adeleke Clinch the Coveted Prize of Osun Governor’s Seat

For every doubting Thomas of Ademola Adeleke’s win at the last Saturday’s gubernatorial election, the presentation of the certificate of return to the People’s Democratic Party’s  flagbearer on Wednesday 20th July, 2022  should have cleared all doubts that indeed power has shifted from the camp of the All Progressives Congress in Osun. In the next four years, the 62-year-old Ede born politician would call the shot starting from November, 2022 when the mantle of leadership would be formally handed over to him.  Many observers have wondered about how the man with so much love for dance did it! Though, he was said to have been rejected at the polls three-and-a-half years ago, how Ademola Adeleke made this quick comeback must have puzzled many. However, from analysis of the campaign strategies and feelers from the streets, it was revealed that Ademola Adeleke had a change of strategy to unseat the incumbent. This feat many had considered a herculean task. This could be true when it is taken into consideration the fact that his party has been out of power for 12 years in Osun State coupled with the intra-party issues that bedevilled the umbrella party since Adeleke’s declaration of an attempt to have a second shot at the Osun top job.

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