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Abiodun, Ogun Apc petitioned over alleged imposition in LG poll

- Daud Olatunji

Some leaders of the All Progressiv­es Congress in Arigbajo Ward, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State have protested the alleged imposition of a candidate on the ward.

The party ward leaders appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun and other chieftains of the party to wade into the crisis as a result of the alleged imposition of a candidate on them.

Their grievances were contained in a petition titled ‘Complaint against acts of imposition of councillor­ship candidate and conduct likely to cause crisis In APC, Arigbajo Ward,’ addressed to the state APC Chairman, Yemi Sanusi, and other leaders in the state by their solicitor, Lekan Ojo and Associates.

The ward leaders of the party said the announceme­nt of one Mr. Anisere as the councillor­ship candidate of the ward, contrary to the majority candidate, Mr. Stephen Eleyowo, could spark a crisis if not immediatel­y addressed.

According to them, during a meeting held at the party secretaria­t in Arigbajo on May 17, the ward party leaders nominated Eleyowo as a councillor­ship candidate for Arigbajo to the dissatisfa­ction of a party leader, Bamidele Obadina, who nominated Anisere.

The petition read, “We are also briefed that upon the dissatisfa­ction of Obadina and his consequent moves to overturn the nomination, the leadership of the party at the council intervened and directed that an election be conducted to determine the candidate.

Reacting to the complaint, the state APC Publicity Secretary of the caretaker committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, said the party had begun moves to resolve all the matters.

Oladunjoye said every member would be involved in the administra­tion of the government at the local government level.

He said, “I want to let you know that only one person can occupy an elective office at a time. There will be complaints. That’s part of party politics. I can assure you the party is addressing all concerns.”

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