Dr Deji Adeleke, elder brother of Osun Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has threatened to criticise him if his government derails.
Deji, a business magnate and Pro-Chancellor of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun spoke at the 8th undergraduate and 4th postgraduate convocation of the institution on Sunday.
The Governor-elect was one of the dignitaries that attended the convocation.
He faulted the poor leadership style of political office holders and Nigerians who sell their vote during elections.
The Pro-Chancellor maintained that citizens who collect money to install a leader lack the moral standing to complain or hold political office holders accountable during their administration.
According to him: “We just held an election in Osun State, forty-five polling units ad-hoc staff who are NYSC members did not show up in their designated polling units, meanwhile people were waiting to vote but the materials, result sheets and BVAS machines were taken to somewhere else.
This was until a Director in INEC started calling to make sure that those people reported to where they are supposed to, otherwise my brother wouldn’t have been the governor-elect today. Those corps members allowed themselves to be used…if you cannot hold a government accountable then we don’t have any future in this country.
I told the Governor-elect (my brother) and his colleagues I said ‘you’re lucky because you don’t have any godfather to refund any money to, so whatever people contributed for your election, it’s a sacrifice for a better Nigeria, for a better State, so you and your colleagues are not under any pressure, the only thing you need to do out there is to go and serve the people’.
“And I threatened them that I will be the first to call a press conference if I see things going wrong with his government. I will be the first to alert the world that your Governor (Senator Ademola Adeleke) is derailing. I’ve told him and his team not to allow anyone that is not ready to serve or who is looking for money to steal from the poor people into their team, Osun is a very poor State.”
Speaking to the graduands, he said: “Our young ones, do remember what you’re taught here, remember that the future of this country depends on you, seize up that future, make sure you register to vote, make sure that any government you don’t want or that is not serving right in your constituency is voted out, do not participate in bringing down this country, participate in all things that will bring up this country to the desired country that you want.”
Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Solomon Adebola, informed 848 students graduated from the school while 25 bagged first class honours.