Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta
The son of a former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Segun Osoba, Olumide Osoba, has rejected his name on the consensus list of the Ogun State All Progressives Congress, which put him under Abeokuta South Federal Constituency.
He expressed the rejection in a statement he issued in Abeokuta on Monday, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent.
He said he was never part of any consensus arrangement.
He said he had represented the people of Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode and Odeda Federal Constituency at the Green Chamber between 2011 and 2015, adding that he had never entertained the thought of abandoning them for any other constituency.
He said he still loved his people and cherished the bond between them, arguing that it was absurd finding his name under a different constituency in a consensus list being peddled.
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.”