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We didn’t collect money before we decided to support Makinde – Arewa community

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The Arewa community in Oyo state has disclosed that it did not collect any money before it decided to support Governor Seyi Makinde.

Arewa community is the umbrella body of Hausa tribe in the state.

The community noted that it decided to support the second term ambition of the governor due to what the governor has done for them.

Our correspondent gathered that some individuals had earlier claimed that they rejected money given to them by the governor in order to support him (Makinde) for another term.

The community has however said that it did not collect any dime before they decided to support the governor.

The community made this disclosure after a meeting by the leaders of the community with the governor.

The meeting was attended by Sarkin Sasa Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin, Sarkin Hausawa of Ibadan Alhaji Ali Xahiru Zungeru, Sarkin Sabon Garin Ogbomoso Alhaji Haruna Bala Abdulsalam, Sarkin Hausawa of Sango Ibadan Alhaji Awalu Abdullahi, Sarkin Hausawa of Bodija, Sarkin Hausawa of Oyo town, Youth Leader PDP Arewa Community in Oyo State Alhaji Abdulazeez Kafo, leaders Jarmai of Ibadan Alhaji Danjuma Yakubu and Alhaji Yahaya Dauda.

The leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the Arewa Community in the state, Alhaji Garuba Danladi who spoke after the meeting on behalf of the community, noted that the governor has done a lot of things for the community which made them to support him again without collecting any money.

Danladi who spoke on Sunday, said that the entire Arewa community in the state purposely decided to support the governor because of what he has done for them.

He added that all the aforementioned leaders of the community and their followers have decided to support the governor due to what he has done for them.

Danladi said, “It is a lie, we did not collect any money from the governor before we support him. We did not collect any money before we endorsed him.

“We did it purposely because of what Makinde has done for us. Sometime, we had problem of electricity for seven months and he gave us N5m.

“He gave us buses to the community to transport the dead ones to the cemetery. We also asked him for boreholes and he gave us.

“So, there are many things he had done for us to support him. Let others who are contesting come out and mention what they have done for the Arewa community. He did all these before campaigns.

“Those who attended the meeting with the governor are the leaders of the Arewa community. They are the one to speak on our behalf and they have already spoke”.

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