The Osun state chapter of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has termed the comparison made by some people between the two senatorial candidates of the APC and PDP, Senator Mudashir Hussein and Mr. Ademola Adeleke as “Suicidal”.

Hope Democratic Party made this known through a press statement signed and issued out to pressmen in Osogbo on Saturday by the state chairman of the party, Mr. Wole Adedoyin.

According to Mr. Wole Adedoyin, it would be recalled that this same Mudashir Oyetunde Hussain represented the Alliance for Democracy (AD) for two terms (1999-2007) in the House of Representatives as a representative of Oshodi-isolo in Lagos state and was reelected in 2003. He was elected Senator for Osun West in the April 2011 national elections running on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform.

Also in the April 2011 senatorial elections for Osun West, Hussein received 121,971 votes with the Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke of the PDP coming second with 77,090 votes.

And on Mr. Ademola Adeleke, Mr. Wole said all they know about him is being a Lagos Socialite and a businessman. Mr. Ademola Adeleke believed his late brother’s (late Senator Isiaka Adeleke) profile would work for him. But he shouldn’t also forget that the combat is between himself and Senator Mudashir Hussein and not his later brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke of blessed memory.

On why HDP did not fill candidate for the forthcoming Osun West senatorial by-election, Mr. Wole Adedoyin said his party’s candidate withdrew his senatorial ambition after he heard that Senator Mudashir Hussein of APC had been given the party’s ticket and also being a close relative of the former Senator.

HDP therefore implored the good citizens of Osun West senatorial district to vote for the best and experienced candidate.