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A group of stakeholders in Oke Ogun area of Abeokuta North local government Area of Ogun state has denied a report that an All Progressives Congress chairmanship aspirant, Olawale Salmon Bello is from the community.
The group who noted that it was Bello’s maternal grandmother that married an Oke Ogun indigene, insisted that the chairmanship aspirant has never identified with the community.
One of the community leaders identified as Alhaji Adebogun Akanni who spoke on behalf of the community warned that any attempt to impose someone who is not from Oke Ogun will be resisted.
He said, “we know Bello to be from Ago Ika; his mother was also from Ago Ika because Bello’s grandmother had already given birth to her daughter before bringing her to Oke-Ogun to remarry.”
He added, “those who want Bello as their candidate should not bring him to our domain. They should allow him to run under Gbagura Town, he is known to have registered and maintained his voter’s registration. Our Community is not a dumpsite as we also have competent sons and daughters who can advance our interests.
“His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun should come to our aid as the leader of APC in the state. The party leadership too should not allow this injustice to stand as it is capable of robbing us of our opportunity in the future.
“In clear terms, we reject Hon. Bello recommendation to be the party candidate on the basis of him being an Oke-Ogun man. He is not from Oke Ogun, don’t mix him up as one of us”. he concluded.