Davido drags cousin Dele Adeleke over interest in governorship race


Pop star David Adeleke aka Davido has dragged his cousin Dele Adeleke following the latter’s interest in running for the office of Executive Governor of Osun State.

In a Twitter post on Tuesday, the 29-year-old shared a photo of his cousin holding a provisional clearance certificate from the Peoples Democratic party (PDP).

Reacting to the photo, the singer claimed Adeleke struggle to graduate with a second class lower and has not “succeeded in building one single thing in his life on his own”.

“Wonderful! Me I finished uni with a 2:1. But it’s now cousin dele who struggled to even get a 2:2 that is now forming “intellectual”. Intellectual that has not succeeded in building one single thing in his life on his own. This life ehn! Osun beware of FAKES!” he wrote.

Dele Adeleke, an aspirant under the PDP, is challenging their uncle, Ademola Adeleke, for the party’s ticket ahead of the Osun 2022 governorship election.

In an interview with Channels Television, Mr Adeleke said he is more competent than his uncle, who was the governorship candidate for PDP in 2018. He also said that being Senator Adeleke’s nephew should not hamper his aspiration to serve the people of the state.

He stated that running for a political office is more about competence than political alliances and, claiming to be the best candidate PDP can produce to challenge the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

He, also noted that his aspiration is as a result of the “massive call to service from youth in Osun and different sectors across the state”. He also said some stakeholders have charged him not to shy away from “this social responsibility”.

“And these calls didn’t just start. These calls have been going for long and I have been saying no,” he said. “The truth is that prosperity is there to judge us.

“What happens if peradventure I do not throw my hat in the race, PDP doesn’t get the opportunity of producing a formidable candidate and the PDP gets to lose this election and Osun State gets worse?” he asked.