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Kemi Nelson, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas Shun Each Other At Niteshift Coliseum

Kemi Nelson, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas’s Fued Rages On

Funsho Akinwale

The silent feud between the two All Progressives Congress stalwarts, Kemi Nelson and Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, seems to be raging on.

The two high-flying society women avoided each other at the grand house reception in honour of Babajide Sanwo-Olu which held last Sunday at the celebrity hangout, Niteshift Coliseum, Opebi, Lagos.

While others were exchanging pleasantries and taking pictures, the arch-rival Lagos politicians shunned each other.

Their attitude on Sunday night indicated that they are yet to sheathe swords after the altercation that happened between them last year during the APC State Convention at the party secretariat on Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos.

Recall that trouble started between the two women when the party chose Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, a former member of the Federal House of Representatives as APC Lagos woman leader ahead of Kemi Nelson, a former Commissioner for Women Affairs during the tenure of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Governor of Lagos State.

Kemi Nelson was lucky to have made the Lagos executive list during the national convention of the ruling party in Abuja.

She became the party South West Zone Woman Leader, ostensibly throwing her up ahead of her former position.

Okoya-Thomas, who was envious of Kemi Nelson’s new appointment, threw caution to the wind and started spreading untrue tales about Nelson.

This went on for a while until they faced each other physically through thier supporters at the convention ground in Ogba.

The supremacy battle degenerated into a free for all battle, as the two warring factions attacked each other with many sustaining injuries as a result of the violence.

Weeks after the fisticuffs, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi was said to have made reconciliatory moves to settle the matter because of his closeness to Jumoke but his effort proved futile as both were not ready to back down.