As Ikorodu division adopts him consensus candidate
TWO governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, coming out from the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State have voluntarily stepped down for a frontline aspirant from the area, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon, popularly called GOS.
As a result, political and eminent leaders in Ikorodu Division have unanimously adopted Solomon as the APC consensus candidate for the Division. Those who stepped down from the race include Architect Taiwo Akintunde Kara and a former Head of Service in the state, Prince Adeseye Ogunlewe.
The decision to step down for Solomon to pave the way for his adoption as the Ikorodu Division consensus candidate was reached at a meeting held at the Ikorodu town hall on November 7 with representatives of the various coalition groups clamouring for ‘Ikorodu Division for Governor 2015.’ The three major APC aspirants from the division are Ogunlewe, Kara and Solomon.
A communiqué endorsed by the three aspirants dated November 17 said the agitation by Ikorodu Division is justified following the zoning of the party’s governorship ticket to Lagos East. According to them, “the indigenes of Ikorodu outvoted their son, Prince Biodun Ogunleye to pave way for an indigene of the Epe/Ibeju-Lekki community to emerge as governorship candidate in 1992. It is expected that the Epe/Ibeju-Lekki community will support ‘Ikorodu Division for Governor agenda’ on APC platform for the 2015 election.“We remain a team and will work together towards ensuring that the Ikorodu Division Agenda becomes a reality.”
Following the withdrawal of the two aspirants, Ikorodu leaders and elders under the auspices of Eminent Persons of Ikorodu Division (EPID) adopted the decision of the three aspirants and thereafter adopted Solomon as the APC governorship consensus candidate for Ikorodu Division.