Ex-governor, Osoba’s son, Olumide, disassociates self from APC consensus list

Olumide Osoba

Honourable Olumide Osoba, son of the former governor of Ogun State,  Chief Olusegun Osoba, has disassociated himself from the purported House of Representative consensus candidates lists of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State.

Osoba who represented Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode and Odeda Federal Constituency from 2011 to 2015, said he was not at any time part of any consensus arrangement and neither was he contacted by the party for his position on it.
Tribune Online recalled that the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, had on Saturday, while addressing stakeholders of the party at the Government House, Oke Igbein, Abeokuta, said that the list of 40 candidates for elective posts in the state would be made available on Monday (today).
It was in this view that a list containing the names of candidates for the National Assembly had been found on the social media platforms, however, the authenticity of the list could not be confirmed at the time of filing this report.
The ex-lawmaker in a press release issued on Monday morning, said he is ready to submit himself to direct primary contesting for the Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode and Odeda Federal Constituency, in line with the directive of the party’s National Working Committee.
On the purported list, Osoba, was given the slot of Abeokuta South against the former federal constituency he represented in the previous administration.
The release read thus “I, Olumide Osoba, was privileged to be among the few chosen  360 out of the over 160 million Nigerians to Represent my people in the Green chamber in 2011-2015 at the House of Representatives. I will forever be grateful to the people of Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode and Odeda Federal Constituency for finding me worthy to be their Representative.
“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 vote at Owode Ward 3, unit 006 Geleodun polling unit in Obafemi Owode Local Government and I have never participated in the politics of Abeokua South.
“It is therefore absurd and ridiculous to find my name on a list been peddled allegedly as a consensus list.I at no time participated in any consensus arrangement and neither was I contacted. I therefore wish to disassociate myself from the list.
 “On the issue of primaries of our Great Party for aspirants seeking to become Candidates in the General election of 2019 i totally abide by the ruling and communiqué of the NWC and i am ready and willing to submit myself to a direct Primary in my Federal Constituency of Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode and Odeda Federal Constituency.”
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