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Some political parties have cautioned monarchs endorsing candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, for his re-election bid.
The parties said monarchs cannot guarantee re-election of Abiodun, adding that they have only one vote.
PLATFORM TIMES had reported that monarchs in Yeweland and Ijebuland have endorsed the governor’s re-election bid .
Reacting to the endorsement on Tuesday, the chairman of the Labour Party, Micheal Ashade said the monarchs have only spoken for themselves and not for the people of Ogun State.
Ashade noted that the party was not bothered by the endorsement of Abiodun by some monarchs, stressing that the people will speak for themselves at the polls.
He said, “It’s not a challenge; the monarchs have spoken for themselves and not for the people. The monarchs have only one vote.”
He further said the monarchs are dancing to the tune of Abiodun who pays them.
“And as a matter of fact, the monarchs are only answering to who paid them. They are on the payroll of the government and you don’t expect otherwise.
“We understand their prediction but one thing is certain: they have not spoken for the people.
“On election, they are going to vote the trusted party and the people have the larger votes and they are on our side. So, we are not bothered, deterred or discouraged.”
Also, in a chat with PLATFORM TIMES, the state chairman of African Action Congress Adesina Afolabi urged monarchs to stop endorsing a candidate.
Afolabi said a father to one should be a father to all, saying, “they are our fathers that we respect so much but I don’t know why our monarchs have come to the level of endorsing candidates.”
He added, “Our monarchs should please stop endorsing a candidate. Whenever a monarch goes against any government in power, they try to sack such monarch; which is not supposed to be like that.”
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