Oloja of Epe Oba Animashaun Disowns Wife Over Deputy Gov Ticket

Oloja of Epe Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun has distanced himself from his wife’s political activities and emergence as deputy governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lagos.

According to the monarch, his wife did not seek his consent before contesting in the party’s primary.

“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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