16 Dec LAGOS WEST: APC WARD CHAIRMEN ENDORSE YAYI FOR SECOND TERM
One hundred and eighty five ward chairmen of All Progressives Congress, APC from all the wards in Lagos West Senatorial District has endorsed Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola aka Yayi for second term as senator.
The endorsement came during a meeting Senator Adeola held with the ward chairmen to inform them of his intention to contest for second term in the largest senatorial district in Nigeria.
Addressing the grassroots party managers, Senator Adeola told them he has been a loyal party man since his join politics over twenty years ago stressing that as a senator he has effectively represented the district in the Senate in spite of huge challenges of the largest district in Nigeria and political subterfuges and intrigues at the national level.
“In the 8th Senate, I am one of the senators with the highest number of bills sponsorship and two of my bills were among the 23 Constitutional Amendment bills passed by the National Assembly. My voice is usually heard on the floor of the Senate on major issues of national importance. I have so far done two major empowerment programmes and another one is coming up in September” he told the ward chairmen.
Senator Adeola said his venture into Ogun state politics for possible contest for the governorship seat was not against party interest or for selfish end adding when party leaders stepped in for him to jettison the ambition he willingly obeyed.
“I have practiced all my politics in Lagos West from the days in the House of Assembly to House of Representatives and now Senate. I have not move outside Lagos West Senatorial district. The move to consult for the race in Ogun State was based on some strategic party considerations and now I am informing you as the grassroots party manager of the our party that I am re-contesting for the seat of Senate” he said.
Responding, Mr.Sola Sobajo, the chairman of the Conference of APC Ward Chairmen in Lagos State, who is also from Lagos West Senatorial district said the turnout of all the chairmen shows their support for their performing senator adding that real party men will stand by a loyal party man in place of a betrayer.
He called for improved welfare for ward chairmen including exploring the possibility of putting ward chairmen on the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS adding that the senator gesture of donating a bus for the ward chairmen is the first of its kind in Lagos State.
Also speaking, the founder of the Conference and its first chairman who is now a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode stated that Yayi is a loyal party man who has remain consistent in his folloership of APC National Leader adding that his new sobriquet for his second term campaign that he is now endorsed with is “Omo West” indicating he is original son of Lagos West.