Ikorodu went agog on Saturday, as thousands of people trooped out to show support for the aspiration of the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly and ‘Opomulero’ of Ikorodu, Hon SOB Agunbiade, to return to the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ikorodu State Constituency 1.
The event had in attendance: Hon Babajimi Benson, Member, House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency; Agunbiade’s counterpart in the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ikorodu Constituency 2, Hon Nurudeen Sholaja; the two Epe representatives in the state Assembly: Hon Tobun Abiodun, Epe I and Hon Segun Olulade, Epe II; Hon Rotimi Olowo, Somolu Constituency II; Mr Wasiu Adesina, Chairman Ikorodu LG; Hon Banjo Adeola, Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA; Princess Jumoke Jumbo, Chairman, Ikorodu West LCDA; Comrade Olusesan Daini, Chairman, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA; Comrade Fatiu Salisu, Chairman, Ijede LCDA; Hon Saheed Ibikunle; Hon Nurudeen Agbaje Nero; Prince Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan; Barr Lekan Ijelu; Hon Kafilat Ogbara; Mrs Bolanle Basorun; Prince Adegboyega Ologijo; Mr Abdulateef Bello; Dr Abiodun Fatai-Abatan and the representative of Hon Bayo Osinowo, Peperito, Omoba Adeyinka Oyeniran.
Party leaders including: Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, ably represented; Chief Olorunfumi Basorun, represented by Hon Taiwo Orenuga; Asipa Kaoli Olusanya; Otunba Ayodele Elesho; Chief Dele Olowu; Chief Golden Jay, and a host of others witnessed massive turnout of the people of Ikorodu Constituency 1.
Speaking at the event, House of Reps member, Hon Babajimi Benson, said Hon SOB Agunbiade’s victory was a done deal, urging the people of Ikorodu Constituency 1 to vote wisely by ensuring that APC wins in all the elections including that of the President Buhari and Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In a similar way, Barr. Lekan Ijelu, on behalf of the other co-contestants, charged people of Ikorodu to return Hon SOB Agunbiade in 2019 to the Lagos State House of Assembly, saying the party’s decision is supreme. Hon Nurudeen Agbaje and Prince Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan also tolled the same line.
Before handing over the APC flag to the erudite legislator, the APC Vice Chairman for Lagos East Senatorial District, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, urged all to vote massively for APC candidates. He said Ikorodu is targeting 200,000 votes in the coming elections.
Speaking to the mammoth crowd, Hon SOB Agunbiade, expressed joy and enthusiasm over the unflinching support bestowed upon him by the people of Ikorodu Constituency 1. He said he was humbled and felt honoured with the massive turn out of the party members at the rally, saying Ikorodu people have shown determination to defeat the PDP by all means.
He assured of more quality representation if re-elected insisting that Ikorodu will not be left out in the scheme of things in Lagos State. “We will ensure we argue and bring the deserved infrastructural development to Ikorodu Division,” he added.