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Lagos 2015: Politicians unfold ambition

Published by The Nation on Mon, 25 Aug 2014


All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in Lagos have been unfolding their ambitions, ahead of next years general elections.Former Chief Press Secretary to former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, Comrade Kehinde Bamigbetan, has unfolded his ambition for the House of Representatives in Osodi/Isolo Constituency 11. The out-going Chairman of Ejigbo Council will face the federal legislator, Hakeem Muniru, at the primaries. In Osodi/Isolo Constituency 1, the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Hon. Lateef Raji, is warming up for the primaries. He is interested in the House of Representatives slot.In Lagos Mainland, party sources said that the out-going Chairman of Yaba Council, Hon. Jide Jimoh, may obtain the nomination form for the House of Representatives. The grassroots politician was a member of the house of Assembly between 1999 and 2007.In Kosofe Constituency, the Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Bosun Jeje, is warming up for the House of Representatives election. Also in the race are former Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Commissioner Prince rotimi Agunsoye and the youth activist, Alhaji Oluwatoyin Balogun, the leader of Total Loyalty Association.In Lagos East Senatorial District, former Somolu Council Chairman and member of the State Executive Council, has informed the party leadership about his ambition to contest for the Senate. He said: Since it is now clear that Senator Gbenga Ashafa is interested in the governorship, the seat will be vacant in 2015. I am contesting to serve our people in the National Assembly.In Alimoso Constituency, aspirants are also jostling for the House of Representatives seat. The federal legislator, Hon. Solomon Adeola, is said to be eyeing the senatorial slot in Yewa Division of Ogun State. Among the contenders for the House of Representatives slot are the Information and Strategy Commissioner, Hon. Lateef Ibirogba, House of Assembly member Hon. Bisi Yusuf. However, a top APC chieftain said: If the deputy governor, Hon. Joke Orelope-Adefulire, shows interest in the slot, she will be highly favoured by constituents and the party leadership.A journalist, Abiola Folayan, has declared his interest in the House of Representatives at Ifako/Ijaye Constituency. He is challenging the federal legislator, Hon. Yomi Ogunsusi at the primaries.]]>
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