Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Politics

Analysis: Osogbo Votes,Ademola Adeleke & September 22

Osun governorship race enters a new phase today.The state capital with bulk of state votes openly back PDP through their development leaders.The unanimous decision of Osogbo opinion leaders ,elders and dog handlers to support the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,Senator Ademola Adeleke, is a game changer.

The landmark meeting was held at the country home of Chief Olatunde Badmus at Osogbo.The gathering was an historic deal making bewteen two major towns with substantial bloc votes in Osun state.Leaders present aside considering the paramount interest of the state moved further to ink geo-political deals which saw the finalization of a political pact of far reaching consequences.
Every Osogbo indegene is conscious of the reality that an APC governorship if allowed amounts to a political suicide for the capital city.It is therefore considered in the best enlightened interest of Osogbo people to back the leading candidate from Osun West who in this case is the flagbearer of the leading opposition party in the state ,Senator Adeleke.It is a natural choice for the politically savvy voters and residents of the capital city.
The gathering was thus a calculated political move by Osogbo leaders which all Osogbo voters cannot but accept and actualise on September 22. At the meeting,Chief Badmus expressed the danger behind emergence of APC candidate who is from Osun central, the same senatorial district with Osogbo. He said Oyetola’s emergence will block the chance of Osogbo to produce governor of Osun state after eight years of his government and that it will take Osogbo another 24 years before it can have the grace of producing governor of the state.
That factual analysis enforces a deal with an Ede son for a rub my back and I rub yours partnership.An interesting thing about the partnership is that Osogbo leaders also reject offer of deputy governorship.They scorned the idea of a second fiddle.That decision kicks out any reckoning for
 the deputy governorship offer from another party from the Western district .
Additionally, the leaders rejected a third term bid by Osun East senatorial district,describing it as anti-democratic and against the spirit of harmonious co-existence among the three senatorial district in the state. That resolution knocks off any challenger for Osogbo votes from the eastern district.
But that is not the end of the deal making.Osogbo leaders also secured firm understanding over the status of the state capital.As a state capital traditionally  expands beyond her boundaries ,the issue of old feud was put to rest between Ede and Osogbo.A mutual understanding was reached which permanently forecloses any future disagreement especially when Osogbo hopes to succeed an Ede son after two term in office.
What happened today was not a child play.It was an event that established strategic partnership that will influence the direction of Osun politics for long.Federal constituencies and zones are striking political deals.Bloc votes are been traded not by political contractors but by leaders of the people based on the needs and aspirations of their towns and villages.It is not money for back politics;it is about votes for development negotiation.
That was why Osogbo  traditional chiefs, Baales, Asoju-Obas, industrious sons and daughters of Osogbo were prominently present at the event.That was why the event was held in day time ,removing all doubt as to the integrity of the gathering.
One new feature of current guber race is the art of deal making that has shifted away from political contractors to development contractors.In Ijesaland,the deal was spearheaded by development leaders who strategically identified gaps they want filled in return for their votes.In Ile Ife,critical needs are documented in return for votes.The igbomina people of Osun state have done the same.Likewise the people of Iwoland in Osun West.
The development contractors differ from the political contractors because of their potency and credibility.They serve the people ,not their own pockets.In this case,Osogbo people strikes a deal of the century.
By Olawale Rasheed
Director Media and Publicity,
Ademola Adeleke Governorship,
Campaign Organisation.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts

News

The French government has launched a “massive and unprecedented” wave of measures to combat what it calls religious “extremism”, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has...

News

Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N235, 451, 969.89(Two...

News

A group of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State led by Hussaini Isa Mairiga has called on the party’s national ...

News

The bill seeking the upgrade of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro into a Federal University of Technology, has passed second reading in the Senate on Thursday....

News

Alfred Aderibigbe, a personal nurse to ex-Osun State Governor, Isiaka Adeleke, arraigned for killing the politician was on Thursday discharged and acquitted by the...

You May Also Like

Politics

Indications have emerged that the National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu may have shifted allegiance from his party’s...

News

Former Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi may have put his dethronement in March this year, as the traditional head of the ancient Northern...

News

Popular gospel act, Lanre Teriba aka Atorise is presently in an unstable condition following injuries he sustained during an attack in Lagos at the...

News

Good morning Gentlemen of the Press and thank you for honouring our invitation. Let me start by appreciating the Inspector General of Police, IGP...