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Davido Fights Odds To Support Uncle’s Gov Ambition

Davido has never hidden his affection for his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and has frequently gone above and above to help him, particularly in his campaign to become the governor of Osun State.

The incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola (All Progressives Congressman), Akin Ogunbiyi (Accord Party), and Lasun Yusuff (Labour Party) will compete against Adeleke, a member of the People’s Democratic Party, for the coveted position today.

Davido has been in Osun for the past few days, interacting with the electorate and pleading with them to support his uncle.

Recall that after two rounds of voting in 2018, Oyetola narrowly defeated Adeleke, who had also flown the banner of the People’s Democratic Party.

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Later, Adeleke filed a lawsuit alleging that his mandate had been stolen, but the Court of Appeal determined that Oyetola was the election’s legitimate victor. The musician, hurt by the loss, posted on his social media website, saying, “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.”

When Davido begged the people of the state to reject his cousin, Bamidele Adeleke, and choose his uncle in January 2022, he went one step further in demonstrating his commitment to his beloved uncle. Davido criticized Bamidele for being a “opportunist” in a string of tweets.

In one of his posts, he wrote, “Wonderful! I finished university with a second class upper degree. But, it’s now cousin Dele who struggled to even get a second class lower that is forming ‘intellectual’. Intellectual that has not succeeded in building one single thing in his life on his own. This life ehn! Osun, beware of fakes!”

Ademola, also known as “the dancing Senator,” responded to Davido’s tweet by saying, “Don’t worry, nephew. God is in control.

The hip hop artist didn’t stop there; he continued to criticize Bamidele for mentioning his late mother in an article. He wrote, “Because of your ambition, you have your people write about me (which I don’t care about) but to include the death of my mother in an article; the same woman that raised you. Okay, Dele. God will reward you.”

When Ademola was declared the PDP primary election winner in March 2022, Davido greeted his uncle on social media by posting, “Imole, congrats. Thank you, Osun.

However, Davido essentially moved to Osun State as the election drew nearer out of support for his uncle. The “Stand Strong” singer displayed his spiritual side on Thursday, July 14, by leading a prayer meeting before the squad left for a campaign rally.

The singer could be seen in the center of a group of admirers while wearing an agbada (flowing robe) with the inscription “Imole lokan,” which directly translates to “it is the turn of light.” On his Instagram page, he wrote, “No intimidation, no violence. No retreat, no surrender.!!! Imole de!! #osunguber #2022 awa lokan.”

While Davido was still standing by his loving uncle, the opposition did not hold back, either. Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, a controversial street-pop performer, was also present to support the governor.

After meeting the governor, Portable posted on social media with a picture of a bag of cash. He had already claimed that he had been bribed to back Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All-Progressive Congress.

In a video which went viral, the ‘Zaazu’ singer said, “If they pay you money, you have to work. I was once paid to insult Tinubu during the protests. That was a long time ago. Now, APC has said ‘Akoi Tinubu’.

“If they pay you, do your job; no ripping. When I was asked to insult Tinubu, I collected my money and did the job. Now, Tinubu is the next. They’re the ones that gave me money, and I must do the work for the money I collected. Akoi APC.”

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Davido has never hidden his affection for his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and has frequently gone above and above to help him, particularly in his campaign to become the governor of Osun State.

The incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola (All Progressives Congressman), Akin Ogunbiyi (Accord Party), and Lasun Yusuff (Labour Party) will compete against Adeleke, a member of the People’s Democratic Party, for the coveted position today.

Davido has been in Osun for the past few days, interacting with the electorate and pleading with them to support his uncle.

Recall that after two rounds of voting in 2018, Oyetola narrowly defeated Adeleke, who had also flown the banner of the People’s Democratic Party.

READ MORE: Child Abuse: Court Jails Baba Ijesha For 16 Years

Later, Adeleke filed a lawsuit alleging that his mandate had been stolen, but the Court of Appeal determined that Oyetola was the election’s legitimate victor. The musician, hurt by the loss, posted on his social media website, saying, “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.”

When Davido begged the people of the state to reject his cousin, Bamidele Adeleke, and choose his uncle in January 2022, he went one step further in demonstrating his commitment to his beloved uncle. Davido criticized Bamidele for being a “opportunist” in a string of tweets.

In one of his posts, he wrote, “Wonderful! I finished university with a second class upper degree. But, it’s now cousin Dele who struggled to even get a second class lower that is forming ‘intellectual’. Intellectual that has not succeeded in building one single thing in his life on his own. This life ehn! Osun, beware of fakes!”

Ademola, also known as “the dancing Senator,” responded to Davido’s tweet by saying, “Don’t worry, nephew. God is in control.

The hip hop artist didn’t stop there; he continued to criticize Bamidele for mentioning his late mother in an article. He wrote, “Because of your ambition, you have your people write about me (which I don’t care about) but to include the death of my mother in an article; the same woman that raised you. Okay, Dele. God will reward you.”

When Ademola was declared the PDP primary election winner in March 2022, Davido greeted his uncle on social media by posting, “Imole, congrats. Thank you, Osun.

However, Davido essentially moved to Osun State as the election drew nearer out of support for his uncle. The “Stand Strong” singer displayed his spiritual side on Thursday, July 14, by leading a prayer meeting before the squad left for a campaign rally.

The singer could be seen in the center of a group of admirers while wearing an agbada (flowing robe) with the inscription “Imole lokan,” which directly translates to “it is the turn of light.” On his Instagram page, he wrote, “No intimidation, no violence. No retreat, no surrender.!!! Imole de!! #osunguber #2022 awa lokan.”

While Davido was still standing by his loving uncle, the opposition did not hold back, either. Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, a controversial street-pop performer, was also present to support the governor.

After meeting the governor, Portable posted on social media with a picture of a bag of cash. He had already claimed that he had been bribed to back Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All-Progressive Congress.

In a video which went viral, the ‘Zaazu’ singer said, “If they pay you money, you have to work. I was once paid to insult Tinubu during the protests. That was a long time ago. Now, APC has said ‘Akoi Tinubu’.

“If they pay you, do your job; no ripping. When I was asked to insult Tinubu, I collected my money and did the job. Now, Tinubu is the next. They’re the ones that gave me money, and I must do the work for the money I collected. Akoi APC.”

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