28th September, 2010
The former Minority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, under the PeoplesÂ Democratic Party, PDP, who recently defected to the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, hasÂ explained why he took the action.
Avoseh who planned to contest for a second term in office in April, 2011, sent goodwillÂ messages to all the youths in the state and all heterogeneous citizens of Nigeria.
He urged them to shun all forms of political and electoral violence and not to sellÂ themselves out cheaply to be used by mischievous and unscrupulous politicians in theÂ state. He urged all Nigerians to register en-masse when INEC begins to register votersÂ between 1-14 November, 2010 in all states of federation.
Avoseh who represents Badagry Constituency II, described the ACN administration in LagosÂ State as a responsive governmentÂ that listens to the plight of the people and givesÂ urgent response.
He said, commissioned and on going projects in Badagry by the Fashola administrationÂ include the Joseph Dosu Way, Market Road and Old Cemetery Road, which were commissionedÂ by the governor. He added that, “the 13-kilometre road to my constituency â€“Â Ajara-Erekiti, Ikoga Road is still under construction” he added.Â The commissionedÂ markets include Iron dealers market and auto dealers market at Age-Mowo both in Badagry,Â while those expected to be approved are Oko-Afo, Ilogbo-Eremi, Pota and Iya-Afin roads.
He alsoÂ commended Fashola for the award of the expansion of the Lagos-Badagry ExpresswayÂ to seme-border, which will be transformed from its two to eight lanes and a light railÂ project.
Expatiating on reasons behind his defection to ACN, Avoseh said, â€œI have watched withÂ keen interest, compared and contrasted what the ACN has done and is still doing in LagosÂ and Edo States with the performance of governors in other states.
Definitely, we have a governor that has succeeded in accelerating the progress of theÂ state in just three years. It takes only sheer courage coupled with tenacity of purpose,Â doggedness of will and ruggedness of patriotic spirit to face every challenge in theÂ state.â€
He enjoined all Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora to vote for the ACN, the partyÂ with pragmatic and innovative ideas that will impact positively on the lives of theÂ people, stressing that only a visionary party can bring out the best in this country.