Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State is facing significant backlash for appointing his late brother’s son, Tunji Adeleke, as the chairman of the Local Government Service Commission. Tunji recently graduated from Adeleke University in 2020 and completed his service in 2022 before receiving the appointment.
This appointment comes just two weeks after the governor also appointed his late brother’s wife, Adenike Adeleke, as a state commissioner.
The governor’s decision to appoint family members to influential positions in the state has sparked a heated discussion on social media, drawing widespread criticism and concern.
A Twitter user, @Realadeshina, wrote: “Congratulations Tunji Adeleke as Osun State Chairman board of local government. This disgrace is getting too much.”
@simplysnipe said “Most people didn’t know or heard of the guy before, now they know him. I’m just loving the news coming out of Osun, the second Edo State. Next now is for our dancing governor to be commissioning disgraceful projects as an achievement but Osun people will blame the president.”
@IkotunEmmy said, “ I told them when they were shouting “imole”. Adeleke should be ready to face a massive vote-out in the next election. Osun does not fall for mediocrity twice. The unfortunate thing is retrogression the state would have suffered.”
Similarly, @MustyOsun said, “I never knew we could still operate a constitutional monarchical system.”
Akin Akinwale wrote: “Whatever appointment Ademola Adeleke is making, whatever ineptitude he is displaying, it serves Osun State people right.
“That said, I don’t have a problem with appointing your family members into your government (silly tho’). But I am after the competence. Is Tunji Jnr competent? If he is, all the best.”