The Adeleke family has denied media reports that Dr Deji Adeleke sold out his brother, Ademola Adeleke to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
The Adeleke family in a statement released on Wednesday by Olawale Rasheed stated that Deji is solidly behind his younger brother in the bid to wrestle power from the ruling party in the state.
The family also refuted reports that it entered into any kind of negotiation with Tinubu over the Osun election.
It reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a libellous defamatory fake news from a counterfeited platform, positing that Dr Deji Adeleke has traded away his brother’s ambition in negotiation with Senator Bola Tinubu.
“The story which contained all manners of evil concoctions were not only fictitious lies but they are figments of a demented mind faced with a roadblock in political progress. It is unbelievable that any reasonable writer will concort such a deceitful piece without any iota of truth. The said platform has demonstrated that fake news should not only be sanctioned and criminalised but all purveyors of fake news should be judicially punished.
“We want to state quite strongly that Dr Deji Adeleke at no time had any meeting with Senator Tinubu. He was never in any financial compensatory deals with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC). He remains a strong pillar of his brother and other pro-people politicians in the popular drive to enthrone good governance in Osun State. We affirm that the business mogul has not discussed or traded away his brother’s ambition as projected especially as he is not a card-carrying member of any political party.
“We subsequently urge the general public to disregard the malicious publication and push ahead with the overwhelming drive to change the narration of Osun state for the better. Those behind the publication are desperate politicians who are threatened by the imminent victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the July 16th governorship elections.
“The public should rest assured that Dr Deji Adeleke is a global business leader who will not now or in the future enter into an anti-people pact for any pecuniary gains.”
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