- Son of the former Ogun state governor, Olumide Osoba, has rejected the APC consensus list
- He rejected the list saying he does not belong to Abeokuta south
- He further affirmed that he still belongs to the constituency he represented as a federal lawmaker
Olumide Osoba, the son of the former governor of Ogun state, Olusegun Osoba, has expressed dissatisfaction over his name on the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus list which put him under the Abeokuta south federal constituency.
The Punch newspaper reports that Osoba registered his displeasure with the development on Monday, September 10, adding that he represented Abeokuta north, Obafemi Owode and Odeda federal constituency as a member of the lower chamber between 2011 and 2015.
He said: "Having said that I owe full allegiance to that federal constituency and at no time have I ever entertained the thought of abandoning them to seek election into the House of Representatives from another constituency."
“I served them with all I had and I am till this day grateful for the bond we have. I registered and voted at Owode Ward 3, unit 006 Geleodun polling unit in Obafemi Owode local government and I have never participated in the politics of Abeokuta south"
“It is therefore absurd and ridiculous to find my name on a list being peddled allegedly as a consensus list. I did not participate in any consensus arrangement and neither was I contacted. I, therefore, wish to disassociate myself from the list.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Anambra state chapter of the APC had adopted the consensus method of primary election ahead of the 2019 elections.
The state chairman of the party, Emeka Ibeh, and the state secretary, Chukwuma Agufugo, on Monday, September 10, said the decision was reached following critical consultations among the party’s stakeholders.
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