Family of pop star, Davido, has released a statement labelling Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola‘s comments about Deji Adeleke‘s mental health as appalling.
Aregbesola was reported to have said at the campaign of the All Progressives Congress in the Osun-West senatorial district ahead of Saturday’s by-election that Davido’s dad might have gone mad because of the death of his elder brother, Isiaka Adeleke.
‘Deji Adeleke is a businessman, he is not a politician but it is like his brother’s death has run him mad. It is a lie that I borrowed money from Deji.
‘It is to the glory of God that they got the Certificate of Occupancy of their university from our government. Why didn’t those who are their new friends give them the C-of-O of that university?
‘If Deji Adeleke had so much money, why did he beg me to waive the payable tax of his university? Why couldn’t he just pay?’ Aregbesola was reported to have said at the campaign.
However, the Adeleke family stated in response that his comments were not befitting of a governor and they found them appalling.
‘What’s more appalling is Aregbesola’s outburst – as widely quoted in major newspapers, that Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s sudden death ‘has affected the psyche’ of Dr Deji Adeleke.
‘How? One may want to ask: If Aregbesola has a giant, a towering personality and eminent person like the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke in his family, and he lost such a distinguished personality to the cold hands of death, will he take to the streets and dance merrily?
‘Why should Ogbeni Aregbesola carry politics to this ridiculous end and act like a tin god, who will never leave the office as governor and this transient world as a human being?
‘To those of us living, inclusive of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, we don’t know how we will end up. Senator Isiaka Adeleke died gloriously. The whole world celebrated his death.
‘What is the sin of the Adeleke’s family in putting one of their own forward to contest the Osun-West senatorial by-election, if that is what is giving Ogbeni Aregbesola some concern?
‘If Aregbesola is talking of a contentious Certificate of Occupancy, is he the one that provided the billions of naira that put Adeleke University up as the ‘Harvard’ of Nigeria?