As the All Progressives Congress (APC), prepares for the grand reception of the two former governors of Osun State, Otunba Isiaka Adeleke and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, into the All Progressives Congress (APC), coming at the weekend, Daily Sun can report authoritatively that the duo are still waiting for the leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to endorse the terms of agreement entered into with its Osun State chapter.
Daily Sun learnt that Adeleke, had a close door meeting with Tinubu on Sunday night to finalise the arrangements towards the expected Saturday declaration.
A source close to the meeting confided in Daily Sun that, “the outcome of the meeting, which is expected today, (yesterday, Monday), will determine whether the declaration will hold as tentatively scheduled or not.”
Another source, who confirmed the meeting to Daily Sun disclosed that, “apart from reasonable party patronage, Adeleke is also pressing for Senate ticket, which has been his ambition.”
In an earlier interview with Daily Sun in Lagos, the former governor disclosed that “my plan is to go back to the Senate and not for governorship.”
This must have caused the confusion amongst his supporters when he suddenly joined the governorship race few days to the Peoples Democratic Party’s primaries.
Meanwhile, Daily Sun has also learnt that supporters of the duo have chosen various types of Ankara (Aso Ebi), to make the expected declaration ceremony thick.
Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was the first civilian governor of Osun State in the aborted Third Republic under the banner of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1992. The Ede born former governor and PDP chieftain, however, could not complete his four-year term before the disruption of the democratic structure after 20 months in office.
Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a Prince of Okuku, the headquarters of Odo-Otin Local Government of Osun State is a retired Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army, who had also govern Lagos State as a Military Administrator before becoming a civilian governor in the state for seven and a half years.
The duo’s planned defection to the APC must have been due to some injustices allegedly suffered in the PDP.