28th September, 2010
A former Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Maritime Safety andÂ Administration (NIMASA), Dr. Shamsideen Ade Dosunmu (MON), has declared his intention toÂ run for the governorship of Lagos State on the platform of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic PartyÂ (PDP).
Making the declaration on Sunday at the stateâ€™s party headquarters, Dosunmu said hisÂ decision to run on the ticket of the PDP was based on the current misrule and agony ofÂ the people of the state were going through under the leadership of the Action Congress ofÂ Nigeria ACN-led government.
The aspirant, who said he had been a member of the party from inception, said it was timeÂ for Lagos State to realise its potential by choosing and electing into office, a personÂ with the interest of the state and with the requisite knowledge to take the state to theÂ next level.
Addressing the mammoth crowd that accompanied him to the stateâ€™s secretariat for theÂ declaration and the leadership of the party in the state, Dosunmu said it was the soleÂ right of the people of Lagos State to vote for change that would symbolise goodÂ governance and development, adding that he was not interested in the raceÂ to â€œprovideÂ credible change that the people of the state have been craving for.â€
He charged Lagosians not to be deceived by the â€œsweet talksâ€ of politicians but to lookÂ at the pedigree and antecedents of aspirants and candidates to choose who would governÂ them effectively.