Posted by News Express | 5 September 2013 | 4,789 times
Mr Jimoh Afolabi Olawole, the man who became an instant celebrity when he claimed to be councillorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Shao South-West ward and promptly rejected the victory “awarded” to him, has been dismissed as a fake.
Olawole has been making headlines since yesterday when he announced at a press conference organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared that he was rejecting his declaration as winner of last Saturday’s election by the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC).
Speaking at the press conference in Offa, Mr. Olawole had said: “As a true son of Offa, I stand for equity and justice. I did not win that election in all the eight polling units; APC won convincingly. We didn’t win. I am a loyal member of the PDP, but first and foremost, I am a Muslim and as a person, I won’t allow anyone to take what belongs to me, neither will I take what belongs to another.”
However, in a swift reaction, the chairman PDP Offa, Mr. Goke Rabiu, declared Olawole an impostor, saying he was dropped before the election because he was not part of those who secured a court judgement for a rerun.
“In fact, he had since joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) and was part of their pre-election rally,” Nigerian Tribune quoted him as saying.
APC is claiming daylight robbery in the election.
•Photo shows Olawole.
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