Opposition’s Attack Made Me Go Back To School – Adeleke

The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has revealed that attacks from opposition saying he’s not educated made him go back to school to complete his education.

He said one of the conditions given to him was to get his degree before his 2022 governorship ambition.

The dancing Governor advised that age should not be seen as a barrier to pursuing educational dreams.

Adeleke revealed this at the combined 9th undergraduate and 5th postgraduate convocation ceremonies of the Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State.

The event occurred on Sunday, where 75 postgraduate and 537 undergraduate students were conferred with various degrees.

The governor said after losing 2018 governorship election he was subjected to the worst personality attacks and assaults.

He added that he had to leave the country to escape attack and to complete his degree programme.

This happened after his brother, Dr. Deji Adeleke insisted he must complete his education, or forgo his 2022 governorship ambition.

He said, “Dr. Tajudeen Adeleke encouraged me to move ahead. Before I went on exile, he called me to a meeting where we discussed. He told that I should look at what I have been subjected to by those saying I was not educated. Dr. Adeleke advised that I should go to America for studies.

“He said the only thing I can do for Osun people, if I am ready to be governor, I must get educated, I must complete my education; that without completing it, I should forget my governorship ambition.

“At my age then, I successfully re-enrolled and completed my degree programme. I am proud of that achievement and I thank my family and friends for their total support.

“I came back to re-contest in 2022 as a brand new graduate. The rest is now history. What is the lesson? Our age must never be a barrier to educational pursuit. What we need is commitment and passion to succeed.”

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The founder of Adeleke university, Dr Deji Adeleke, said if Nigerians resolved to change the country for better, it could be achieved.

He then called on Nigerians that wants the betterment of the country to contribute their quota to nation-building.

He also said people stop apportioning blames to those in positions of authority.

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