FactCheck: Claim Osun State Gov’s Daughter, Uncle Among Commissioner-nominees Is MISLEADING!


Quadri Yahya 


The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has nominated his daughter, Adenike Adeleke and uncle, Moruf Adeleke for Commissioners in the state. 


The claim is Misleading. 

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Several media publications reported the reactions of Nigerians towards the claim that Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke’s daughter and uncle are among commissioner-nominees. 

The news reports (here, here, here, and here) claimed Governor Adeleke nominated his daughter, one Adenike Adeleke and his uncle, Moruf Adeleke for the position of commissioner in the state. 

The claim went viral on July 7 when the State House of Assembly confirmed the list of 25 commissioner-nominees forwarded to the House for screening and confirmation by Governor Adeleke. 

The reactions that flooded social media criticised the governor over the purported appointment of his relatives into government. 

FactCheckElections observed that the social media users reacting to the claim viewed the purported appointment as a “double standard/nepotism” and inappropriate in government. 


The spokesperson to the state governor, Olawale Rasheed has debunked the viral claim that his principal nominated his daughter and uncle for commissioner. 

Contrary to the narratives making the rounds that two of the  commissioner-nominees are Adeleke’s daughter and uncle, Rasheed told the media that  the nominees  are not the governor’s family. 

They are “bona-fide indigenes of Osogbo Land”, he said. 

He added: Prof Adeleke was born in 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.

FactCheckElections report that the governor is from the Adeleke family of Ede in Osun State.


Although the nominated Commissioners bear Adeleke (like the governor), it has been cleared that they are not a bloodline of the governor. 


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