Lagos Lawmakers Begin Campaign


Thirty-three of the forty lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly have begun vigorous campaign for election into elective offices within the state and the federal level.

The lawmakers have started displaying and giving out stickers and other campaign materials to get the attention of their constituencies and the public.

Some of the stickers pasted at strategic positions and doors in the offices of the lawmakers read: “One good term deserves another. I support Caesar for 2nd term,” “Lekan si, Hon. Rotimi Olowo for Lagos State House of Assembly, Shomolu Constituency 1.”

Chairman, Ad hoc Committee on Information, Ipoola Omisore, has his sticker stressing his desire to continue in office and appealing to the people to join him and “do it again.” His colleague, Moshood Olanrewaju Oshun, in his sticker, said there is no vacancy in his constituency for the position in 2011 as he has been “tested ok.”

Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King urged his supporters to believe and that in the next election, “Alawiye nioooo,” while Shina Agunbiade described the 2011 election as a “Possibility Agenda SOB 2.”

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Hon. Lawrence Ayeni, representing Oshodi/Isolo constituencyconfirmed that he has brought lawmaking to another level, as he is working for the masses, while Hon. Adekunle Ademoye, a.k.a. Afin 1, who is eyeing the House of Representatives from the Lagos Mainland constituency, described his ambition as the will of God.

A lawmaker campaigning for the House of Representatives from the Mushin constituency, Bolaji Yusuf Ayinla, added a new dimension when he designed his sticker like a vehicle plate number. His sticker reads: “Abuja (Dividends Assured) BYA 11 MUS.”

Two members of the House, Sodiq Adio and Mudashiru Obasa, are said to be eyeing local government positions, while nine members who have spent two terms (eight years) are eyeing the House of Representatives.

Majority of those who have spent only four years in the house are seeking to return to the assembly, come next year.

—Eromosele Ehomele

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