DEJI Adeleke, a business mogul, philanthropist and father of David Adeleke, a hip hop artist, popularly known as Davido, has distanced himself from reports that he is seeking the governorship ticket of the state.
Adeleke, who hails from Ede in Osun State, made his position known in a statement on Monday, October 16, in a statement issued on his behalf and signed by Dele Adeleke, his sibling. The statement described the insinuation that Davido’s father wanted to contest the gubernatorial poll on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as false, unfounded and ludicrous.
It said: “Our attention has been drawn to a rumour in a section of the media that Dr Deji Adeleke is being pressured to contest for the governorship seat in Osun State on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Dr Deji Adeleke is not interested in seeking any political office nor involved in any talks/plot to make him the governorship candidate of APC or any other political party. Dr Adeleke is not a politician and has chosen to continue to render his contributions and service to humanity in his private capacity and through his foundation.
“We hereby appeal to the good people of Osun State and all Nigerians to disregard the mischievous publication in its entirety.”
– Oct 17, 2017 @ 15:15 GMT