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Ogun elders seek Buhari’s intervention over emergence of parallel guber candidates

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Elders of Ogun West Senatorial District in Ogun State have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the on-going crisis within the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Crisis started when the party held parallel governorship primary election, which produced two candidates for the 2019 election.

Adekunle Akinlade from Ogun West senatorial district and Dapo Abiodun from Ogun East senatorial district emerged from the parallel polls.

Ogun West district, peopled by Yewa indigenes, have never produced a governor in the state.

The elders who spoke under the aegis of Ogun West Elders Council (OWEC) in Abeokuta yesterday insisted that it was only fair that the senatorial district produces the governor in 2019.

They insisted that since the creation of the state 42 years ago, they have been ‘robbed’ of every opportunity of occupying the governorship seat in the state.

Chairman of the Council, Chief Ajibola Olagbayi told journalists that “the primary election that produced Akinlade) was free, fair and credible, as we followed all guidelines of the electoral process. So, there is no reason why another primary should be held.”

Olagbayi accused the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), which is responsible for supervising the election of having compromised the process by imposing a particular governorship candidate on the party.


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