6th December, 2010
The race to the 2011 elections into National and State Assemblies in Lagos State,Â southwest Nigeria hots up as over 1,000 aspirants jostle for tickets in the ActionÂ Congress of Nigeria, ACN.
Those seeking elective positions under the platform of the party for parliamentaryÂ seats have submitted their letters of intent to the partyâ€™s secretariat at ACMEÂ Road, Ogba.
The party secretariat has witnessed a rise in political activities since theÂ timetable for the 2011 election was released by the Independent National ElectoralÂ Commission, INEC few weeks ago.
Among those that submitted letters of expression was a member of the Lagos StateÂ House of Assembly representing Eti-Osa Constituency I, Prince Babajide Akinloye whoÂ is seeking ACN’s nomination to represent Eti-Osa Federal Constituency at the HouseÂ of Representatives.
Akinloye, who is the House Committee Chairman on Works has been at the StateÂ 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 FederalÂ Constituency, the lawmaker said that having ensured that the people ofÂ Eti-OsaÂ Constituency I benefited from his over seven years representation, his focus was nowÂ 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 byÂ ensuring an all inclusive governance and representation where the views and opinionsÂ of the constituents count.
Other aspirants who expressed interest for elective offices in the 2011 NationalÂ Assembly elections include an ACN stalwart and the immediate past Chairman of SomoluÂ Local Government Area, Barrister Ademorin Kuye, who is vying to represent SomoluÂ Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.
The incumbent Federal Legislator in the area, Hon. Wole Diya, also filed his intentÂ letter.
An aspirant to the Lagos Island I Constituency at the State House of Assembly on theÂ platform of ACN, Prince Hakeem Agboola-Masha was also at the secretariat where heÂ expressed his intention to represent his people at the legislative arm ofÂ government.