The Osun State elections that sent the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress packing and threw up Senator Ademol
The Osun State elections that sent the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress packing and threw up Senator Ademola Jackson Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner, may have come and gone, but the excitement that comes with defeating an incumbent as a result of the choices the people of the state made, is still very palpable.
Many applauded Dr Adedeji Adeleke for playing a major role as the money bag behind the scene in the emergence of his younger brother as governor. Not to mention David Adeleke aka Davido for going all out to ensure his favourite uncle emerges victorious. Many have also applauded the strong bond that characterizes the Adeleke family as the reason they were able to come together to achieve success at the election.
But what most people do not know is that there is a reason for the love and strong bond the family oozes. This bond which has always been there, was strengthened over the years by a formidable force within the Adeleke family. That person is none other than Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Adeleke-Sanni.
Although she is the immediate younger sister of Adedeji Adeleke and older than the governor-elect, she is considered the matriarch of the Adeleke family. She is the most-influential woman in the Adeleke family and a big mother figure in the lives of her brothers and their children. She ensures that everything goes on well in their home fronts and in their businesses.
Widely referred to as ‘Mrs Fix It All’, she is the backbone of the family and a rallying point for her brothers, nieces and nephews. There is virtually nothing that goes on or around the Adeleke family that she has no knowledge of. Since Senator Adeleke’s political journey began, she has remained a pillar of support for him and was with him every step of the way up until his recent victory.
Her contributions could be gauged by the encomiums he showered on her in his first interview as the Governor-elect. A grandmother whose only daughter lives in the US, ‘Mrs Fix It All’ is a member of the Governing Council of Adeleke University owned by Dr Adedeji Adeleke.