Ogun Students Divided Over Governor Dapo Abiodun’s Re-election Bid
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Students in Ogun State have expressed divergent views on the plan by Governor Dapo Abiodun to contest the number one seat in the State for a second term on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
While a group under the Coalition of Ogun State Students and Youths (COSSY) had written a petition to the national leadership of APC, seeking the disqualification of Abiodun from participating in the forthcoming governorship election over alleged fraud, another set of groups under the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) have expressed support for the incumbent Governor.
In a petition signed by COSSY’s lawyer, Adeyemi Giwa, the group asked the National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu to investigate the allegation of criminal offenses made against the governor while he lived abroad.
COSSY, in the petition, is seeking the disqualification of Abiodun from participating in the forthcoming governorship election over alleged fraud.
However, in its own reaction, the leadership of NANS and NOASS at the weekend dissociated themselves from the petition, describing COSSY as a “faceless group” which has no affiliation with any recognised student organisations in the state.
In a statement jointly signed by the Ogun State Chairman of NANS, Damilola Simeon Kehinde and the National President of NAOSS, Oluwagbemileke Ogunrombi, they threatened to sue the coalition for alleged impersonation