A youth group, the Federation of Ede Youth Development Association (FEYDA) has returned the donation received from Senator Ade Oriolowo who represents Osun West senatorial district in the senate.
Ede is a city located in the Osun West axis of Osun State.
While a donation may be returned upon a request by the donor, this time around, it was at the instance of the receiver of the donation.
FEYDA cited rationales for rejecting the donation.
In a statement issued by its National President, Comrade Abdulazeez Mufutaudeen Idowu, FEYDA submitted that the Senator’s aides earned the odium of members of the association after sharing picture of the ₦50,000 cheque and promoting it on social media.
‘It is our pleasure to inform the general public, most especially Ẹdẹ people and Osun West in general that, FEYDA has returned the token of ₦50,000 donated by Senator Adeyemi Adelere Oriolowo, the Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the Senate.
The donation had been received through the Senator’s Administration Officer, Hon. Aderibigbe Adenyi and the news of the donation was promoted on social media.
All known and unknown social media handlers of the Senator posted picture of the cheque for the ₦50,000 on their personal Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups.
FEYDA considered this action from the Senator and his aides as barbaric, uncivilized, uncultured, manipulative and shameful.
We indeed, considered it an emotional and mental blackmail. Why would a Senator ask his aides to take a picture of the ₦50,000 cheque and share it on social media in order to gain cheap popularity? FEYDA asked.
FEYDA also added that a cheque for ₦50,000 has consequently been written and made available to the senator through the usual message-bearer Hon. Aderibigbe Adeniyi.