LG Poll: Opponents Accuse APC Candidate Of Forgery

There was outrage on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) protested against the choice of Mr Adeshina Ogunshola as the chairmanship candidate for the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area in the July 24 council polls.

They accused Ogunshola of forging a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy certificate from the Olabisi Onabanjo University ,Ago-Iwoye, which he allegedly presented as his academic qualification in the chairmanship contest.

The members, who were armed with placards with various inscriptions, stormed the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, and demanded reversal of his choice as party candidate.

While addressing newsmen during the protest, one of the aggrieved aspirants, Odunkunle Babajide, said that their findings had shown that Ogunshola did not graduate from the university.

Ogunshola, however, dismissed the allegation as baseless, unfounded and should be disregarded.

“The allegation of forgery and perjury levelled against me by the aspirants has been sufficiently addressed by the party leadership which refuted same and absolved me of any misdemeanor,” he noted.

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