The Okun Development Association (ODA) yesterday dissociated itself from publications linking it with the adoption of Dr Yekeen Habeeb as its choice for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate from the number of aspirants from the West and Central senatorial districts of the state.
The Association stated that it is out of place for any aspirant to claim that he has been adopted as the committee set up to screen all the APC aspirants has not arrived at endorsement of any candidate presently.
Tunde Arosanyi, Secretary to the Search and Screening Committee, disassociated ODA from publications linking it with the adoption of any of the aspirants.
He said, “We have what we call Kogi Central and West Forum for Equity and Justice, which was constituted to search and screen all suitable aspirants towards the emergence of a single governorship candidate between West and Central.
“The committee just submitted its report to a plenary held at Reverton Hotel, in Lokoja, on Saturday. The plenary has agreed that the Elders Forum should engage all the APC aspirants towards arriving at an acceptable candidate.
“To put the record right, the national leadership of ODA met twice in General Osanupin’s house in Mpape, Abuja, where His Excellency, Clarence Olafemi was recommended as Okun consensus candidate, while trying to pacify others to see the need to cooperate in the interest of Okun people,” it added.
-Joseph Amedu, Lokoja