The race for who represents Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives is getting clearer by the day with the decision of the lawmaker representing Ikeja State Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly, Honourable (Mrs.) Lola Akande, to withdraw from the race and support the incumbent, Honourable James Abiodun Faleke.
Honourable Akande, a two time member of the Lagos State House of Assembly is the current Deputy Majority Leader of the Assembly.
During her first term in the Assembly, she was the Deputy Whip.
She had earlier indicated her intention to challenge Faleke for Ikeja Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives but has now decided to abandon the idea and support the incumbent Rep.
The endorsement from Akande added another boost to the re-election bid of the former Chairman of Conference 57, umbrella organisation of council chairmen in Lagos State.
Earlier on Friday, 19th September, 2014, all party leaders and elders in Ikeja Federal Constituency endorsed the second term ambition of the former chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
The leaders hinged their support on his superlative performance at the National Assembly and his constant empowerment programmes for the people of his constituency.
“He has represented us well in the House of Representatives and he has also impacted positively on his constituents, empowering them at will,” some of the leaders who spoke with thegazellenews.com said.
Faleke made his mark as the chairman of Ojodu LCDA winning several awards as best performing chairman in the state.
As the Chairman of Conference 57, Faleke started an annual colloquim to celebrate the birthday of the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
As a national lawmaker, Faleke remains one of the shinning light of the House of Representatives from Lagos State.
He is chairman of the House Committee on Anti-corruptiont, Ethics and National Values while he remains a vibrant contributor to debates and motions on the floor of the House.
Faleke has sponsored and co-sponsored several motions in the House one of which was the motion which gave legal backing to the establishment of nine new federal universities by the Federal Government.