Nigeria: Senator Adeola Yayi gets second term endorsement in Lagos West
London, July 20, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, representing Lagos West senatorial district at the Nigerian Senate has been endorsed by One hundred and eighty five, (185), ward chairmen of All Progressives Congress, APC in constituency for second term as senator.
Adeola, a chattered account, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content got endorsed during a meeting he held with the ward chairmen to inform them of his intention to contest for second term.
Addressing the ward chairmen, Senator Adeola said he has been a loyal party man since his join politics over twenty years ago and that as a senator representing them, he has effectively represented the district in the Senate in spite of various challenges.
He said, “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.
“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”.
On his Ogun governorship ambition, which he has jettisoned, he 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.
The chairman of the Conference of APC Ward Chairmen in Lagos State, Mr Sola Sobajo, who by divine 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.
Sobajo in his speech called for the possibility of putting ward chairmen on the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.
He added that the senator gesture of donating a bus for the ward chairmen is the first of its kind in Lagos State.
The founder of the Conference and its first chairman who is now a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in his response stated that Senator Adeola popularly known as Yayi is a loyal party man who has remain consistent in his folloership of APC National Leader.