Ademola Adeleke, a former Nigerian lawmaker better known for his amusing dance steps rather than his legislative track record, recently defeated Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun, a largely agrarian state in the southwest of the country.
Oyetola, who is a relative of APC Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, had in 2018 defeated Adeleke by 353 votes in one of Nigeria’s most controversial elections. This victory dogged his administration’s legitimacy.
His closeness to Tinubu did not help matters with the state continuing to struggle under the huge debts incurred by the previous administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Undeterred by his 2018 defeat, Adeleke threw his hat into the ring once more to challenge Oyetola. His colourful campaign was boosted by his superstar nephew, Davido, who serenaded crowds that gathered at several political
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