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2023: How Ogundoyin’s Last Minute Intervention Saved Our Political Career – Non-G13 Members Returned By Makinde
Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly who do not belong to the camp of the self acclaimed Governor’s thirteen (G13) who appeared to have been returned by Governor Seyi Makinde have ascribed their last minute nominations and approval by the leadership of the party to the timely intervention of the Speaker, Rt Hon Adebo Edward Ogundoyin.
According to some of the non-G13 members who spoke with GOAL POACHER NEWS , they expressed their appreciation to Hon Ogundoyin who they said made passionate appeal to Governor Makinde with statistics and records on why those that were dropped in their constituencies by their leaders should be returned.
It was also gathered that his intervention failed to help others whose leaders said they have disconnected themselves from their constituents.
“Our leader, Rt Honourable Speaker, Ogundoyin took all of us both the G13 and non-G13 to the Government House to plead on our behalf with the Governor. His intervention got those of us who had been dropped last Sunday by our leaders in the various constituencies.
“Some of us who were reportedly dropped didn’t perform badly as being speculated. We only had issues with those leaders who were just after their own personal interest.
“At no time did we plan to impeach the Speaker. That’s one of the lies, rumours peddled around to malign us. We are grateful to our Speaker for his intervention.
” We thank our overall leader, Governor Seyi Makinde who graciously approved our return ticket. We are grateful sir.”