The younger brother of late Isiaka Adeleke, Demola, on Wednesday emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 8 by- election in Osun West Senatorial District.

Adeleke, who defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday night, scored 343 votes at the primary election conducted by the Pegba Otemolu-led national committee of the PDP.

Two candidates – a former Minister of Youth Development, Senator Olasunkanmi Akinlabi, and a retired army colonel, Olayiwola Falabi, earlier cleared for the primary on Tuesday night, stepped down for Adeleke after he had shown intention to defect from the APC.

A former commissioner in Osun State, Mudashiru Hussein, had earlier been chosen as the APC candidate for the election.