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MEET ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE OF SANGO OTTA

By NBF News
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He's not the governor's younger brother, neither he is related to him in any way. As a matter of fact, he's not even from Edo State where Mr. Adams Oshiomhole holds sway as Comrade-Governor. But you'll have a herculean task believing all these once you come face to face with Mr. Soneye Olutoyin.

In some African societies, there is the belief that God creates human beings in twos. You might be tempted into believing this once you meet Olutoyin. He has the same resemblance and disposition of the Edo State governor. He even dresses like him.

Olutoyin, a staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in Sango Otta spoke with Daily Sun on what his experience has been as Oshiomhole's look alike.

'My name is Mr Soneye O. Olutoyin and I hail from Abeokuta in Ogun State. I work with the PHCN here at Sango Otta. I don't belong to any union and I have never met Comrade Oshiomhole.

'You cannot believe it. Everywhere, they call me Oshiomhole. They don't even call me by my real name in the office. Some of them don't even remember my name again; it is Oshiomhole everywhere I go. I have been to Benin, Edo State times without number and I have never met the governor even when he was the president of the Nigerian/ Labour Congress.

'In the family, I don't believe in gorgeous dressing. I like simple and casual wears. It has been a part of me and I am used to it over the years. For instance, sometime ago, I wanted to go for an interview and I decided to put on a suit and tie. My 17-year-old daughter saw me and shouted, 'Daddy, who gave you this suit and tie?' I told her that I have them but I don't use them often. I prefer my Khaki wears. It is very simple.

'My plan is to meet Governor Oshiomhole one day. I am eagerly waiting to see him. My meeting with him will be so exciting because I will have a lot to share and discuss with him,' he said.