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Oloja of Epe Oba Animashaun disowns wife over deputy gov ticket



Oloja of Epe Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun has disassociated himself from his wife’s political endeavours and her subsequent selection as the Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) deputy governorship candidate in Lagos.

The monarch claimed that his wife entered the party’s primary without getting his consent.

“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 the office of Deputy Governor nor have I given her my consent to run for any elective office in the first place,” he said in a statement.

Oba Animashaun noted that by virtue of his membership in the Lagos Traditional Council, he is obligated to support the government of the day in delivering the dividends of democracy to his people rather than getting involved in partisan politics.

The Oloja called on his subjects, friends and associates to be wary in dealing with his wife in respect of her political pursuit.

“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 added.


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