23rd February, 2011
A socio-political group, Eko Ko Ni Baje Social Club, has joined the clamour for the return of Babatunde Raji Fashola as the governor of Lagos State in the April 2011 governorship election.
Initiator of the group, Sir (Dr.) Charles Oladeinde Williams, extolled the virtues of Fashola, at a forum held at the Stadium Hotel, Surulere, Lagos, stressing that the governorâ€™s achievement in office in the last four years formed the basis for the groupâ€™s campaign for him now.
Williams, who is the proprietor of Unity Group of Hospitals, Lagos, also reminded members drawn from the various ethnic groups in the country, that if Fasholaâ€™s victory in the coming election was to be ensured, eligible voters must go out en masse to cast their votes for him and other Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidates on election days.
In his own speech, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Fashola on Grassroots Sports Development, Prince Wale Oladunjoye Snr., who represented Prince Lanre Babalola, the Chief of Staff as chairman, commended the leadership and members of the group for their cooperation and support for Fasholaâ€™s administration.
He reminded members that it is by voting massively for all the candidates of ACN in the coming elections that the people of Lagos State would continue to enjoy dividends of democracy.
In his own contribution, General Secretary of the group, Israel Ogunjinrin, highlighted the aims and objectives of the club to include serving humanity by leading young people to the right direction and advocating on behalf of the less privileged, among others.
The well attended event, which coincided with the official launch of the club founded in 2009, was graced by the mother of the governor, Mrs. Omolara Fashola, the head of Fashola family, Engr. Fashola; highlife music maestro, Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya; the Chief Imam of Lagos Abattoir Central Mosque, Alhaji Abdul Yesulla; Chief Wale Adeniji, the Baamofin of Remoland; the groupâ€™s coordinator, Elder Enilolobo and representatives of the monarch of Ijanikin, among others.