Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State said he had no inclination to return to school but he was forced to do so by his billionaire elder brother and singer Davido’s dad, Deji Adeleke.
The governor made this known at the 9th undergraduate convocation ceremony of Adeleke University in Ede on Sunday….CONTINUE READING
Recall that Adeleke was a subject of education certificate scandal in 2018 election in the state.
Speaking at the occasion, he said he had no plan to right the purported wrong and had to return to school when his brother made it a condition to bankroll his future election.
According to him, “Education makes a major difference in what and how we become anything in life. It is a tool we cannot do without; interestingly, getting well-educated is not time-bound. We all must have read several stories of people at advanced age enrolling and graduating from universities. You all know I am a living example of how best to pursue an educational degree despite my age.
“Today marks a year since my election as the governor of Osun State. Four years before then, in 2018, I was rigged out and our mandate was stolen. I was subjected to the worst personality attacks and assaults in Osun’s political history.
“Dr Deji Adeleke encouraged me to move ahead, before I went for self-exile, he called me to a meeting where we talked. He said I have been subjected to a lot of things that I am not educated. He advised that I should go to America for schooling. He said the only thing I could do for the Osun people if I was ready to be governor, I must get educated, I must complete my education. Without completing it, he said I should forget my governorship ambition.
“I said: ‘Se wahala o wa de bayi’ (—hope this is not problem?). At my age, 60. It was not an easy task but I did it.
He added: “I went on self-exile for two major reasons. Firstly, to escape the evil plot of enemies who were not satisfied with stealing the people’s mandate. Secondly, to complete my degree programmes especially as my educational qualifications dominated the 2018 campaigns. Our age must never be a barrier to educational pursuit. What we need is commitment and passion to succeed….CONTINUE READING