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Monarch Disowns Wife For Picking SDP Deputy Governorship Ticket

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The Oloja of Epeland, Oba Kamoroudeen Animashaun has dissociated himself from the nomination of his wife, Olori Morenike Abeni Animashaun, as the deputy governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

The Monarch in a statement he personally signed said his wife neither discussed her political aspiration with him nor secured his consent before accepting the party’s ticket.

Animashaun said, “My attention has been drawn to the recent political activities of Olori Morenike Abeni Animashaun, especially her affiliation with the Social Democratic Party (SDP). I wish to aver for the avoidance of doubt, that she has never discussed with me her aspiration to contest for the office of deputy governor nor have I given her my consent to run for any elective office in the first place.”

The traditional ruler said by virtue of his membership in the Lagos State Traditional Rulers Council, he was expected to support the government of the day in its bid to deliver a dividend of democracy to his people rather than getting involved in partisan politics.

Animashaun, therefore, called on his subjects, friends and associates to be wary in dealing with his wife in respect of her political pursuit, insisting that he has nothing to do with it.

“Perhaps it is not out of place to wish Olori Morenike Abeni well in this ill-advised political charade even as I hope that she will soon back off, if only in honour of my position as a revered traditional ruler,” he said.

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  1. Sodiq

    October 13, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    But why should a king be biased.
    A king should symbol unity and not support one party over the other.
    Divorce wife because of party !! Doesn’t make sense at all

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