Award-winning singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has never hidden his love for his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke, as he has often gone all out to support him, particularly in his quest to emerge the governor of Osun State.
Adeleke, who is a member of the People’s Democratic Party, will, today, slug it out with three other major contestants—the incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola (All Progressives Congressmen); Akin Ogunbiyi (Accord Party) and Lasun Yusuff (Labour Party)— for the coveted office.
For the past few days, Davido has been in Osun, bonding with the electorate and urging them to vote for his uncle.
Recall that in 2018, Adeleke had also flown the flag of the People’s Democratic Party flag, but narrowly lost to Oyetola after two rounds of elections.
Adeleke later went to court, claiming that his mandate had been stolen but the Court of Appeal affirmed that Oyetola was the rightful winner of the election. Pained by the defeat, the singer took to his social media page to write, “My people, we cannot hide our disappointment at the judgment of the Court of Appeal. It hurts; it is extremely painful. But guess what? It is not the end. Far from it. Everyone remains calm.”
In January 2022, Davido took his loyalty for his beloved uncle a step further when he pleaded with the people of the state to shun his cousin, Bamidele Adeleke, and choose his uncle. In a series of tweets, Davido slammed Bamidele for being an ‘opportunist’.