1,000 Aspirants Jostle For ACN Tickets In Lagos


The race to the 2011 elections into National and State Assemblies in Lagos State,  southwest Nigeria hots up as over 1,000 aspirants jostle for tickets in the Action  Congress of Nigeria, ACN.

Those seeking elective positions under the platform of the party for parliamentary  seats have submitted their letters of intent to the party’s secretariat at ACME  Road, Ogba.

The party secretariat has witnessed a rise in political activities since the  timetable for the 2011 election was released by the Independent National Electoral  Commission, INEC few weeks ago.

Among those that submitted letters of expression was a member of the Lagos State  House of Assembly representing Eti-Osa Constituency I, Prince Babajide Akinloye who  is seeking ACN’s nomination to represent Eti-Osa Federal Constituency at the House  of Representatives.

Akinloye, who is the House Committee Chairman on Works has been at the State  Assembly since 2003 and is a member of the ruling party.

On why he is taking a shot at the House of Representatives seat in the Federal  Constituency, the lawmaker said that having ensured that the people of Eti-Osa  Constituency I benefited from his over seven years representation, his focus was now  the transformation of the entire Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

He said he is out to redefine representation to the people of Eti-Osa as a whole by  ensuring an all inclusive governance and representation where the views and opinions  of the constituents count.

Other aspirants who expressed interest for elective offices in the 2011 National  Assembly elections include an ACN stalwart and the immediate past Chairman of Somolu  Local Government Area, Barrister Ademorin Kuye, who is vying to represent Somolu  Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

The incumbent Federal Legislator in the area, Hon. Wole Diya, also filed his intent  letter.

An aspirant to the Lagos Island I Constituency at the State House of Assembly on the  platform of ACN, Prince Hakeem Agboola-Masha was also at the secretariat where he  expressed his intention to represent his people at the legislative arm of  government.

—Kazeem Ugbodaga

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