The candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for October 31, 2020, Lagos East senatorial bye-election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru has charged party faithful to go from community to community, house to house, local council to local council, to convince two million electorate in the senatorial district to vote the APC in the forthcoming bye-election.
Abiru, former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, appealed to the party faithful and leaders in the senatorial district to use the forthcoming bye-election to prove the voting strength of Lagos State to the entire country.
He made this appeal at a meeting with the APC leaders in Epe Division on Monday, promising them people-oriented representation and as well, assured them of always putting the people and party first if and when elected.
The meeting, held at the residence of a Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) member in Epe, Alhaji Akanni Seriki, was attended the Vice Chairman of Lagos APC – Chief Kaoli Olusanya, the husband of Ogun State Deputy Governor – Alhaji Bode Oyedele and a member of the House of Representatives – Hon. Wale Raji, among others.
Meanwhile, Abiru also had a meeting with the Council of Lagos State Ijebu Traditional Rulers at the palace of the Aladeshonyin of Odo-Noforija, Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja, also in Epe Local Government Area.
The monarchs, who were at the council meeting included the Ayangbure of Ikorodu – Oba Kabiru Shotobi, Oloja of Epe Land – Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, Olubeshe of Ibeshe – Oba Rasheed Ogunsanya and 15 others.
While he appealed to the monarchs and their subjects to support his candidacy, he challenged the APC faithful to prevail upon the decided and undecided electorate in the district to vote the APC and its candidate.
Abiru told the traditional rulers that voting the APC “is a decision no resident of Lagos East will ever regret,” reeling programmes of action he had mapped to make difference if elected.
He added that the INEC “has already scheduled our bye-election for October 31. It is only six weeks away. We need your support to win this bye-election. We also need the support of your subjects to vote for my party and me on the day of the election.
“We must use this bye-election to show the strength of APC not only in Lagos East but also in Lagos State to the entire country. We must reach out to those who have decided for our party and those who have not decided for our party. We must prevail upon them all to vote for us massively.”
He, thus, promised to represent the APC and the people of Lagos East, Lagos State and indeed Nigeria with integrity, commitment and passion leveraging all the experience, competence, knowledge and relationships he has acquired over three decades as an economist, chartered accountant, banker, commissioner for finance, a senior banker and CEO.
By Okunade Adekunle