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How Alake, Awujale Aided My Return to APC, By Osoba

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Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, said on Tuesday that two prominent traditional rulers in his homestate, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, and the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona.were instrumental to his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Osoba had left the APC following his disagreement with Governor Ibikunle Amosun and headed for the Social Democratic Party, which he put together in the state.

The former governor stated this in Abeokuta at the public presentation of a book authored by a leading politician, Chief Alani Bankole.

Osoba, who was the special guest of honour at the programme, acknowledged the mediatory roles played by the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, and the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona.

The former governor, who commended the two monarchs, described them as “bridge builders.’’
Osoba defected from APC to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) shortly before the 2015 general elections.

National leaders and chieftains of APC on Sunday held a reconciliatory meeting with Osoba at his Ikoyi residence during which he announced his return to the party. Governor Amosun was conspicuously absent at the occasion.

Osoba at Tuesday’s forum described his absence from the party as “a period of leave of absence.”

“I am a founding father of the APC. If I take a leave of absence from my own house, will I not return to my father’s house? I am back in my father’s house, ” he said.

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