Hopes rose for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 election in Osun as voting commenced at the Osogbo Township Stadium where his loyalists had gathered on Tuesday.
Members of the faction loyal to the former Senator had gathered since the morning of Tuesday to participate in the exercise, which involved delegates.
Demola belongs to one faction of the party in the state where it is learnt that Members of House of Representatives, Hon. Wole Oke, Bamidele Salam and the Senator representing Osun East, Sen. Fadahunsi are said to also belong.
The other faction is holding its primary at WOCDIF Event Center where the former Governor in the State,Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and his Deputy, Erelu Olusola Obada are in support of Dotun Babayemi.
Others include Col. Olu Alabi, Alh. Suhaib Oyedokun, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, Mr. Dele Adeleke among other notable leaders are also witnessing the exercise.
NPOReports learnt that the NWC led by the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Oborawharievwo, are currently at the Osogbo Stadium to witness the exercise.
This is an indication that the Demola Adeleke faction enjoys the backing of the National secretariat of the party.