The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has accused the state governor Gboyega Oyetola of restricting access to the Osogbo City Stadium and Freedom Park for his party’s final rally.
Adeleke made the allegation on the sideline of the National Peace Committee peace accord signing by gubernatorial candidates and their political parties in Osogbo on Wednesday.
While levelling the allegation, Adeleke revealed that he requested from Governor Oyetola his consent to make use of either the Osogbo City Stadium or Freedom Park for the PDP mega rally.
Adeleke stated that the use of either venues for the rally became necessary because of the calibre of guests and party bigwigs expected in Osogbo.
According to him, “For our mega rally, we are expecting PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and some Governors. I won’t tell you the names of the governors that are coming.
“PDP National Campaign Committee for Osun election is showing commitment to this campaign, but we have been denied access to the stadium and Freedom Park.”
Meanwhile, the Osun State Government has denied the allegation.
Speaking for the government, Funke Egbemode, the Osun Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation explained that the venues had been approved for other programmes prior to the request by Adeleke and the PDP to use either of them.
The PDP mega rally would hold on Thursday, July 14, 2022 and many PDP governors and presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, and gubernatorial candidate of the party have arrived Osogbo in readiness for the rally.
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