The lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has declared his interest to contest the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
Adeleke made this known in a letter he addressed to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Adeleke, who has spent barely a year in the Senate, replaced Isiaka, his elder brother, who died in April 2017.
In a letter to the PDP leadership, he said the decision to contest the governorship election is borne out of a conviction that he has “all it takes to unite leaders and members of our party as well as galvanise the electorate towards ensuring a resounding victory for the PDP in the forthcoming poll.”
The letter reads: “In accordance with the directive of the leadership of our great party, I wish to respectfully express my intent to vie for the ticket of the party as its candidate in the Osun State governorship election holding on the 22nd September 2018.
“I am a member of the party in Sagba Abogunde Ward 2 of the Ede North local government in the Osun West senatorial district.
“As a loyal man from the strongest political base of the PDP in Osun State, I am willing, able and prepared to offer myself for this great service if given the opportunity to fly our flag as the governorship candidate.
“I pledge my continuous commitment and support to the stability, growth, and success of the PDP at all levels.”