Just In: Why I Was Absent At Governorship Debate – Adeleke

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The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has revealed why he was absent from the governorship debate on Wednesday.

Adeleke while speaking on his absence from the debate attributed it to his busy campaign schedule.

Four governorship candidates in the state engaged in a debate organised by Arise TV on Wednesday.

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Goke Omigbodu, Akin Ogunbiyi fo the Accord Party and Yusuf Lasun of Labour Party participated in the debate.

Adeleke, however, failed to appear for the debate which lasted for two hours.

The PDP governorship candidate in a statement released on Thursday said he was in villages and local governments campaigning while the debate was ongoing.

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The statement released by his media aide, Oluwole Rasheed, reads, “On Wednesday, the candidate returned late to Ede from rural campaigns to towns and villages which insisted on hosting the gubernatorial flag bearer to directly listen to details of his five-point agenda.

“The candidate also used the local tour on Wednesday to meet opinion leaders and sectoral groups with special submissions on what they expect from a PDP government if elected into office.

“The governorship candidate thanked the people for the special meetings, noting that meeting the people was the most important thing in a campaign, where he had the opportunity to brief them on his five-point agenda.”

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