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Abiru promises quality representation

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By Emmanuel Oladesu

All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Lagos East senatorial by-election, Tokunbo Abiru, yesterday promised to offer quality representation at the Senate, if elected.

Abiru, a former Managing Director of Polaris Bank, made the promise during the launch of his campaign in Epe.

The candidate, addressing party members and residents, said he would serve the people with integrity and passion if elected.

He said he would prioritise welfare and empowerment of the people and would work to ensure the completion of ongoing projects in the senatorial district.

Abiru thanked party members for choosing him as the APC candidate, saying he would work to justify the confidence reposed in him if elected.

“First of all, I want to thank you our party members for choosing me as your candidate. I am very grateful and I promise not to disappoint you if elected.

“I promise to give quality representation and serve the people of Lagos East Senatorial District.

“I will make the welfare and empowerment of the people my top priority and work towards ensuring the completion of ongoing projects in the senatorial district.

“As many of you already know, I worked for over 25 years in the banking sector where trust, discipline, service and innovation matter a lot.

“I will bring all of these to bear in the service of the people of the senatorial district,” he said.

Abiru said he had ascertained the bad state of Ikorodu-Epe road and would work towards fixing it if elected.

He promised to work with the relevant people and governments to ensure the completion of Ikorodu-Sagamu Expressway.

Abiru said he would work with other colleagues at the National Assembly to ensure Lagos was given a special status.

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“I will be guided by the values of our great party if by the grace of God I am elected,” he said.

Chief Kaoli Olusanya, APC Vice Chairman, Lagos East Senatorial District, described Abiru as a great candidate.

He said the party had no doubt in Abiru’s ability to deliver democratic dividends to the people of the area if elected.

Olusanya enjoined Epe people to come out en masse on the election day to ensure victory for Abiru and the party.

Alhaji Shakiru Seriki, a member of Lagos APC Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), urged Epe people to vote massively for Abiru.

He advised party members to ensure that the 35,000 votes recorded for APC in the 2019 senatorial election in Epe were doubled at the coming election.

Wale Raji, a member of the House of Representatives (APC- Epe) said Epe was faced with infrastructural challenges, youth unemployment and lack of industries.

He said Epe had always been for APC and urged the federal and state government to see to the development of the area.

Raji described Abiru as a competent hand, who would make the party and area proud if elected.

Abiru later visited traditional rulers of Ijebu committees at  their monthly meeting at Noforija area of Epe.

The monarchs, including the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi and Oloja of Epe, Oba Kabiru Animashaun, took turns to pray for the success of Abiru at the polls.

Abiru described monarchs as custodians of culture and values, promising to always carry them along in the service of the people of Lagos East.

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