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Kendoo debunks anti-party allegation

Otunba Kehinde Oloyede (Kendoo)
By Edith Igbokwe
The chairman of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Otunba Kehinde Oloyede (Kendoo) has debunked the allegation levied against him on social media platforms that he has been working in favour of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming elections.
He categorically stated that he remains All Progressives Congress (APC) party member to the core.
He said the defamatory messages are targeted at denting and running down the image and the good governance efforts he has built within the short period in office.
According to him, it will be absurd for him to work day and night, calling meetings to reconcile aggrieved (APC) party members yet working for the opposition party.
He noted that shortly after his emergence as the APC chairmanship candidate of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, the party set up a committee to appeal to fellow contestants to join him in building the party for success.
He said while some embraced the peace option, some other whom he termed “the recalcitrant ones especially from the camp of the immediate past regime”, failed to join the him, despite several overtures.
He said those were the ones behind the allegation just to taint his government.
He noted that the recent meeting which was called for reconciliation was turned down by the same set of people.
“It is a known fact that the chairman defected from the PDP and this was made known to the leadership of the party when he left the former party for APC.
“On his joining the APC, it was made public and leaders of the party welcomed his coming to  APC as the law allows one to dump a party for another which he did accordingly.
“It is important to let the world know that, he had been part of the APC, the true Progressives, when it was still called Alliance for Democracy (AD), In fact , he was one of the founding fathers of AD in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government.
“He left the party due to what himself and vast majority of people saw as injustice; and once it was remedied, as a true progressive, he returned to the party, He has dumped the PDP and has nothing to do with them again,” a message from Kendoo stated.
The message restated that the administration of Otunba Kehinde Oloyede remains open for negotiations and reconciliation and coming together to foster peace in the party and to work for its victory at the polls.
Oloyede clarified that his cabinet members are not made up of PDP decampees but constituted with leaders’ choice of nominating individuals they feel can better run the affairs of the Local Government with the  chairman elect.
He advised all to desist from ideas of “wanting to wreck a ship simply because one is no longer the captain. Everything one does,  history will always be there to vindicate or vilify it.
“Enough of politics of destruction by those who failed  to impact on the people while in the position is saddled on their shoulders.”