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General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2023


I won 2018 election but was cheated - Governor Adeleke reveals

Governor Ademola Adeleke Governor Ademola Adeleke

The governor of Osun state, Ademola Adeleke has shared his experience of how he was “cheated” in the governorship election of 2018.

Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the 2018 election after the rerun of polls in some polling units.

Oyetola later lost his chance to run for a second term to Mr. Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last year.

However, Mr. Adeleke on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, insisted that the election of 2018 was not fair.

He made this known when he received the leadership of the Methodist Church of Nigeria in his office.

The governor told his guests that he won the election but he was “cheated”, but he still had faith that he will govern the state one day.

He said: “When I look at my story, God has been so faithful to me. My own story is different, I always defeat an incumbent.

"I have to thank God for what he has done for us in Osun because we prayed and won. We won in 2018 too but were cheated yet we didn’t give up.

“The crowd I saw on the day I returned from the US after studying, I know God is ready for us. So, we changed our prayer in 2022 that if we win, every evil person that wants to stop us, God should clear them away. So, be specific in what you pray for because God listens.”