Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has declared himself the ‘Father of Love’ for the St. Valentine’s Day celebration being planned by his government for public servants.
“The Executive Governor, Osun State, His Excellency Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, is the Father of Love for the day while the Head of Service is the chief host, ” says a government circular.
In the circular, the governor invited to the programme “all Accounting Officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Heads of non-Ministerial Agencies including Local Government as well as Local Council Development Authorities. “
Governor Adeleke stated that the celebration “comes up on Tuesday, 14 February, 2023 at White House Car Park, Abere.”
“The programme will feature table tennis, draft, ayo olopon, ludo, dressing parade, dancing competition, questions and answers, among others.
“Consequently, public servants who are interested in the above games are to register with Comrade Agboola on Phone No. 08034648367 and Comrade Semiu on Phone No. 08061674458.”
TheCornet reported that an election petitions tribunal recently invalidated Adeleke’s election as governor and ordered that his certificate of returns be withdrawn and, in turn, issued to his challenger Gboyega Oyetola.
Adeleke had stopped Oyetola from securing a second term in the July 17, 2020 election.
The tribunal held that the election was fraught with over voting in specific areas and decided to remove the illegal votes, a function reserved for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The deduction saw Oyetola having more votes than the incumbent, and he was consequently declared winner of the race.
However, Adeleke has appealed the judgment.