Dr. Deji Adeleke, the founder of Adeleke University in Ede, and elder brother to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governor-elect of Osun State, has warned his younger brother against bad governance, saying he’ll lead an opposition if he derails.
The businessman / educationist made this known while speaking at the convocation ceremony of Adeleke University on Sunday.
He stated that in addition to the nation’s struggle with effective leadership, the country also lacked the best followership.
Adeleke, who criticized the practice of buying votes, claimed he advised some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his brother to put together a strong team that would work to raise the standard of living for the populace because the governor-elect would not be returning money to any godfather after the election.
He said, “I told the governor-elect (Senator Ademola Adeleke) and his colleagues. I said you are lucky because you don’t have any godfather to refund any money to, so, whatever people contributed to your election is a sacrifice for a better Nigeria, for a better state
“So, you and your colleagues are not under any pressure. The only thing you need to do out there is to go and serve the people. And I threatened them that I would be the first to call a press conference if I see things going wrong with his government.
“I will be the first to alert the world that your governor is derailing and I have 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, into the team,” Adeleke said.