Osun State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr, Oluremi Omowaiye has maintained that the former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)Senator Ademola Adeleke, is not capable of defeating him in the state.
Senator Ademola Adeleke has declared interest in running for the governorship seat and it has caused some stirs in the state.
Oluremi Omowaiye revealed in a recent interview with Daily Independent, that Adeleke and his supporters are daydreaming and there is no way he can win the election.
Omowaiye intimated that history would not repeat itself again after All Progressives Congress (APC) had a tough time in defeating the PDP in the 2018 governorship election.
He said “Ademola (Adeleke) cannot defeat me in any election not to talk of Governor Oyetola. If I run with him today, he cannot defeat me. What happened in the 2018 governorship election was a build-up to the challenge our party had. In 2015, we lost two House of Reps seats. In Osun East senatorial district, we lost two House of Reps seats”.
“In December 2015, a House of Assembly member died who represented Ife Central State constituency, Oladejo Makinde died. We had a rerun in 2016 and our party, APC came third. In 2017, when the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke died, we held an election in Osun West senatorial district and we lost 9 out of 10 local governments. So, we shouldn’t have expected any magic in the 2018 governorship election”.
“Don’t also forget that there were a lot of crises in the state which built up till the governorship election in 2018. We had issues of salary modulated payment, religious crisis when students were wearing cassocks, Muslim regalia and masquerade outfits to school. We were also having a regular crisis with the organised labour in the state”.
“This is Oyetola’s third year in government and there has not been a single labour crisis. In fact, during the last May Day rally, the workers endorsed the governor for a second term”.
“That is one of the ways to gauge a government that is loved by the people. There has not been single unrest in the state, except the #EndSARS protest which was a national issue. Then, people were angry because of a lot of things and we sincerely looked at the issues and addressed them. Where we needed to make adjustments, we did that”.