By Dapo Akinrefon

lagos—Senator Solomon Adeola, who represents Lagos West Senatorial District, has said he would no longer contest the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State but promised to carry his constituents along in his political decisions.

He said this at the second town-hall meeting and empowerment programme for Lagos West senatorial district at Badagry VIP chalets, Lagos.

Adeola, who promised to consult widely before taking any political decision said: “Before I proceed, I consider it appropriate at this point to discuss a matter that is of topical interest among my constituents and elsewhere in the political sphere. I am talking about the issue of my humble self possibly contesting for the governorship seat of Ogun State.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr. Gbenga Ashafa; his counterpart from Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Olamilekan Adeola Solomon and former Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Tokunbo Afikuyomi during the Opening session of the Executive/Legislative Retreat, with the theme ‘Good Governance in a Recession’, at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday, October 14, 2016.

“Without mincing words and from the depth of my heart, I am full of gratitude for the rare opportunity given to me to serve the people of Lagos State, first as a state legislator representing Alimosho constituency 2 and secondly as a member of the House of Representatives representing Alimosho Federal constituency and now as a senator for Lagos West.

‘’I do not take your generosity and magnanimity lightly and I hope I have not disappointed in these public offices that you have entrusted in me through your mandate.”

In an attempt to clear the air on his governorship ambition, he said: “However, let me state clearly that the present situation is that of wide spread consultations among stakeholders in Ogun state and in our party, APC on the desirability of such a political move. For now, no decision has been reached and I pledge that I will always carry my constituents along in any decision to contest the election in Ogun State.”

‘’But as I said, I do not take your support and confidence in me over these years lightly. I will cherish it for the rest of my life whatever the circumstances going forward.”

Presenting empowerment items such as block moulding machines, deep freezers, sewing machines, welding machines, vulcanizing machines, generator sets, clippers and grinding machines among others, the lawmaker said the recession experienced in the country prevented him from being able to provide more empowerment materials.


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