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BROTHERS-AT-WAR: Alaafin’s Sons Secure APC, PDP Reps’ Tickets

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Oba Adeyemi flanked by D-Gov (right) and Skimeh (left)...at Eid.

It is going to be an interesting election in Oyo town next year sons of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, are set to clash.

Princes Akeem (Skimeh) and Bayo Adeyemi (D-Gov) have secured the tickets of their respective parties to contest the Oyo federal constituency seat in the 2019 House of Representatives’ election. 

While Skimeh, who currently occupies the seat, is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, D-Gov will fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.


Both have been politically active for more than a decade. While Skimeh, as Akeem is popularly known, became chairman of Atiba local government in 2007, when he was barely 31, D-Guv, as Bayo is popularly called was secretary of Oyo West local government in 2003, when he was 26. 

Skimeh and D-Gov were born on December 8 and 9, 1977 respectively.

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