There are indications that Ademola Adeleke, brother of the late Senator Adeleke may return unopposed as the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate in the by-election for the vacant Osun-West Senatorial seat.
The main contender with him, Senator Mudashiru Hussein who is also the Osun State Commissioner for Cabinet Matters has been disqualified by the party Screening Committee.
Others aspirants had also stepped down for Adeleke's brother, paving the way for the plan to replace his deceased brother.
Senator Isiaka Adeleke died on April 23 and the Independence National Electoral Commission has fixed July 8 for the by-election.
The committee communicated the disqualification to Hussein in a letter signed by its chairman, who is Zamfara State House of Assembly Speaker, Sanusi Rikiji, and secretary, Maj.-Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (retd.).
Hussein was disqualified on the ground that he is still serving in the cabinet of the state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.