Dele Adeleke, an aspirant in the Osun State governorship race, has accused fans of his cousin David Adeleke aka Davido of threatening him.
Adeleke made the allegation on Twitter on Wednesday in response to Davido’s tweet following the latter’s claim that his cousin wrote about the death of his mother in an article relating to his political ambition.
Reacting in a series of tweets, the governorship aspirant denied any involvement with the said article saying he would never let anyone denigrate her memory.
“Dear David,” he began. “For whatever this is worth to you, please note that I lost my mother at a tender age like you and would never allow anyone to denigrate her nor her memory.I will NEVER write nor say anything against my Auntie Vero, who I cherish dearly.”
In another tweet, Dele noted that people will always write whatever they like for the clout chasing. He also accused the singer’s fans of threatening him.
“You are the king of social media & you definitely know people take it upon themselves to write whatever they believe will give them clout.
“So many of your fans came to my SM handles to threaten me and some even asked me to go and die. Did you send them to threaten my life?. I seriously doubt it and I do not believe you will do such thing. So, irrespective of politics, please note that I am not that kind of person; I have maintained decorum in the face of provocation and I will continue to do so,” he wrote.
In his final tweet, Dele said that he respects Davido’s decision to support his uncle who is also contesting for the same position, adding that the people of Osun state deserve the best.
“I respect your decision and choice to support Uncle Demola and that is the beauty of democracy. It is possible we can all make our individual choices without rancour and bitterness. We can all follow different paths and still live as one big, happy family. The people of Osun, greatly deserving the best, will give the job to who they so deem fit and may the #Best man win #OSUN2022 You will always remain dear to me.”
At the end of the tweet, he noted that he had earlier sent the message to Davido on WhatsApp but it did not deliver hence his sort to the Twitter app.
“N.B I earlier sent U this privately via Whatsapp but it remains undelivered hence my resort to Twitter,” he concluded.
The drama started on Tuesday, January 18, after Davido slammed Dele for declaring interest in running against their uncle Ademola Adeleke in the Osun State Gubernatorial election.
Meanwhile, the Osun governorship election will take place on July 16, 2022.