Alake denies giving APM preferential treatment

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Olasunkanmi Akinlotan

The Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo has debunked claims from some quarters that he gave preferential treatment to the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement Abudulkabir Akinlade in the last governorship election conducted in Ogun state.

Oba Gbadebo spoke at a Press conference organised to usher in the 2019 Lisabi festival which was tagged; Girl child education.

The monarch who was tagged to have worked in favour of the APM candidate was said to have done that because of the Incumbent governor Ibikunle Amosun’s endorsements of the said candidate.

Amosun, An Egba-man and close ally of the monarch has openly endorsed Akinlade against the candidate of his party, All Progressives Congress.

When asked of his involvement in the last election, The revered monarch denied supporting any candidate saying his he gave all of them a level playing ground.

He added that the egba traditional council gave a listening ear to everyone who approached them.

He said,” We gave everyone a chance to talk to us and we asked questions and people voted in accordance to their conscience.”

Speaking on the festival, Oba Gbadebo stressed that this year’s edition of the annual Lisabi festival will be addressing the issue of girls child education in Egbaland.

He also added that the last year’s edition of the festival was the most successful ever, anticipating that the 2019 edition will record more success.

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