The Chairmanship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Abeokuta South Local government, Ogun State, Hon Laja Majekodun has renewed his Political battle with other contestants in the council area.
Recall that over the weekend, Hon. Majekodunmi was chosen as the concensus Candidate of the party ahead of the local government election in the state.
While Addressing his supporters in Yoruba language on Monday 14th June, 2021 He said “They thought the Political fight has been resolved, but No ! it continues.
He said further that he was not ready to reconcile with the former aspirants who contested for the Abeokuta South Local Government Area Chairmanship position.
Hon. Majekodunmi thanked his followers for their support during the party Primary electioneering Campaign. He also expressed his gratitude to the Party leaders who collectively endorsed his aspiration based on his Track Records and character.
In his reaction, Areola Adedeji, a Party Member, said “APC Abeokuta South nominated candidate set out his campaign with utterance, that can further cause unending division within the Party.
This is against the desire of His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun to unite all party members. Maintaining a position to continue a fight with his co contestant and claiming to above others in ramifications. This is an arrogance display of who we are to have as number one citizen of a local government; this is a supposed best choice from some influential leaders”
“It is widely accepted that before APC’s primary that ushered in Hon. Laja Majekodunmi as the party’s candidate, all was well and good with the party in the state. But after majekodunmi’s emergence, some stakeholders and leaders accused the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape , of single-handedly installing Majekodunmi as the party’s flag-bearer.
Others alleged that the leader, Afuape, only took into confidence few of his loyalists.
It was these allegations and misunderstandings that gave rise to factions and divisions in the LG chapter of the party today”. Since some of aspirants have lost out in the contest, they have reportedly made efforts to reconcile stakeholders and re-unify the party at the local government area. But it seems not much progress has been made as a result of Majekodunmi groundstanding”, A party source disclosed this to our correspondent.