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…I am from Ogun, Candidate Insists
The Ogun state chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Sunday Oginni has confessed that the party had discovered that the party governorship candidate in the state, Olufemi Oguntoyinbo.did not come from Ogun but, hailed from Ibadan, Oyo State.
Oginni, said the party had also conducted background checks and discovered that Oguntoyinbo is from Oyo State.
He disclosed that the party has advised the candidate to go back to Oyo state and follow constitutional procedures if he wants to contest in the future.
He said “We want politics to be done differently, with people of integrity who know what it takes to lead the good people of Nigerians.
“During the screening, there’s no way you can do a DNA test. All the information submitted to the party will be processed, and everyone over the age of 40 is expected to state where he or she comes from. It is very difficult, but when people start raising a lot of concerns, then we begin to wonder.
“Then we set up our independent panel to check, and we discovered that the man was from Oyo state, not from Ogun state at all. He is from Oyo state.
“The party is youth-empowered, and we are looking forward to a better Nigeria. In Ogun state ,we have been deceived once, and we can’t be deceived twice.
“The implication of perjury is 14 years imprisonment, and we pray that this won’t escalate to the point of leading you to prison.”
On his part, Oguntoyinbo disputed the allegation raised against him.
He said he hailed from both states, saying “I have repeatedly informed the media that my paternal lineage originates from Oyo State while my maternal lineage comes from Ilaro.
“It is natural to have a mother’s home if there is a father’s home. Therefore, I urge them to furnish me with additional information, and I intend to pursue legal action regarding this matter.”
A socio-democratic group, Yewa Young Frontliners, asked the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Security to investigate the allegations of impersonation by Oguntoyinbo.
The group had written a petition to the security agencies, claiming that Oguntoyinbo falsely declared himself as an indigene of Ogun State, which it described as a violation of the law.
The group further claimed that it conducted an investigation that revealed Oguntoyinbo’s true origin as Oyo State, and that , he had no right to claim Ogun State as his state of origin.
YYF Chairman, Adekunle Olatunji insisted that Oguntoyinbo committed perjury by lying under oath, saying, he should be investigated and prosecuted.
Olatunji also cited section 118 of the Criminal Code of the country as the relevant offense committed by Ajadi.
He added, “It has come to our notice that the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Olufemi Oguntoyinbo in Ogun State lied under oath and claimed to be from the state despite being an indigene of another state.
“Our findings revealed that Olufemi Ajadi is not from Ogun State nor is he from any Iyalode dynasty family in Ilaro.
“It is a scam for him to pretend and lie under oath that he is from Ogun State when findings have revealed that he is an indigene of Oyo State.”
And when contacted over the allegation against the candidate, NNPP’ chairman in the state confirmed the allegation .
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