23rd February, 2011
To show their support to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola for what he has been doing to develop sports inÂ Lagos State, Nigeria, a group of sportsmen have come together to rally round him for his second term in office in the Aprilâ€™s general elections in the country.
In a press release made available by the coordinator ofÂ Fashola Sports Support Group, Segun Adenuga, the sportsmen and women will canvass for votes for Governor Fashola in all Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDA, using sports as a veritable vehicle for mass mobilisation.
The group, which comprises the cream of Nigeriaâ€™s best sportsmen and sportswomen, is being led by Cricket guru, Ewa Henshaw, whose father, Etim Richard Henshaw, led the first Nigerian team to play in United Kingdom in 1949.
Adenuga disclosed that the group would work in tandem and also hob-nob with other BRF Campaign Groups in propagating the governorâ€™s sports philosophies and ethos.
â€œWe have spread our dragnets to garner votes in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, requesting coaches, gamesmasters and renowned sports administrators to encourage their wards to vote overwhelmingly for Fashola in the AprilÂ polls.
Meanwhile, a 32-man campaign team, parading sports juggernauts like Amusa Shittu, Paul Ebiye Hamilton, Joe Erico, Bose Kaffo, Henry Nwosu, Deacon Ayo Ositelu, Yusuf Ali, Nduka Ugbade, Peter Rufai, Obisia Nwankpa, Joe Mensah andÂ Joe LasisiÂ has been formed as the tactical squad for â€œOperation Vote BRFâ€
Others in the team are Hogan Jimoh, Tunde Disu, Wole Orukotan, Ganiyu Otenigbagbe, Chioma Ajuwan, Gift Okunwa-Sowemimo, Dosu Joseph, Sunny Oyarekhua, Monday Odiaka, Muyiwa Oshode, Mike Malagwu, Mike Akintoye, Henry Amike, Olasunmbo Dele, Kenneth Olayombo, Mowete, Folashade Gbajumo, Muyiwa Daniel and Walter Oyatogun .