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Adeleke debunks claim he nominated daughter, uncle as commissioners

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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has dispelled report that he nominated his daughter or uncle as commissioners.

This clarification was contained in a release by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed on Friday, June 7.

Recall that the Governor on Friday forwarded list of commissioner-nominees to the Osun State House of Assembly for confirmation with two of the nominees bearing Adeleke as surname.

Rasheed furthered that the two individuals with Adeleke as surname are wife of elder brother of the Governor and first Governor of Osun State, late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke.

The statement reads, “the attention of Governor Ademola Adeleke has been drawn to a fake news alleging that the state chief executive has appointed his supposed daughter in person of Adenike Folasade Adeleke and his alleged uncle, Prof Maroof Adeleke into the State cabinet.

“There is no truth whatsoever in the report as neither of the two nominees are daughter or uncle of the Governor. Prof Adeleke was born at Ilesa and hails from Osogbo, the state capital. Mrs Adeleke is the daughter of Chief Omidiran of Osogbo Land and wife of the late Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

“We had expected those pushing the fake news to engage in basic investigative journalism if they have any altruistic motive. If however the goal is to malign the state Governor, the truth can not be hidden as the nominees are bona-fide indigenes of Osogbo Land.

“We therefore urge members of the public to ignore those merchants of fake news. No biological member of the Governor’s family is included in the cabinet list. Governor Adeleke is committed to fair distribution of appointments based on competency, spread and sectoral representation.”

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