Abeokuta North OGHA Hopeful, Niyas Receives Heroic Welcome in Ward 16
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Hon. Engr Shokunle Owolabi Afeez popularly known as Niyas, an Aspirant for the House of Assembly, Abeokua North under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has met with the Abeokuta North Ward 16, where he expressed his interest to run for the Abeokuta North, House of Assembly seat.
Niyas declaration followed shortly after Prince Tunde Tella announced his intention to run for the same seat.
Our correspondent observed that the venue was full with party loyalists and supporters endorsing Niyas to contest Abeokuta North House of Assembly seat.
Surprisingly, immediately Prince Tella announced his intention to contest, the ward 16 Chairman and the Abeokuta North, Vice Chairman, Ayoola Oluajo who was accompanied by Prince Tella left the venue and that left everybody in no doubt that the ward 16 Chairman and Hon. Oluajo have shown where they belongs.
Our correspondent who was at the meeting said the meeting continued and Niyas declaration was witnessed by the ward 16 Vice Chairman, Secretary, the past and present Councilor representing ward 16, Hon. Lukman Adeogun among others.
While declaring, Engr Shokunle Owolabi Afeez Niyas thanked the Almighty God for allowing peace to reign despite the fact that some aggrieved members of the party was looking for his mistake as to use against him.
He said before today, there was a rancour from different quarters challenging his lineage in Ogun State especially Oke-Ogun that he came from.
Niyas explained that different allegations is expected during the period of elections, he however told whoever that claimed he's from Ilorin to present his date of birth which carries the alleged city adding that Oke-Ogun community where he truly came from is in Abeokuta and easy for whoever that want to investigate it as his father and mother still alive.
At the end, he therefore assured his constituents of effective representation if given the mandate.
Our correspondent described the meeting as largely peaceful as the party faithful were seen singing and dancing in support of Niyas declaration.