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We received no gratification before declaring support for Makinde’s second term - Oyo Arewa Community

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

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

The community said it decided to support the second term ambition of the governor because of what he did for them. 

It would be recalled that some individuals from the Arewa community had claimed that they rejected money given to them by the governor in order to support him for another term. 

However the community said it did not collect any dime before deciding to support the governor. 

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

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

Leader of the PDP for the Arewa Community in the state, Garuba Danladi, who spoke after the meeting on behalf of the community, said the governor did a lot of things for the community which made them to support him again without collecting money. 

He added that all the aforementioned leaders of the community and their followers have decided to support the governor due to his sterling performance.

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

"We did it purposely because of what Makinde has done for us. Sometimes, 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 campaign started."

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