13th April, 2011
Chairman, Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Akeem Omoyele Sulaimon, has called on Lagos residents to turn out en masse to cast their votes on Saturday and 26 April, noting that there was poor participation of the electorate last week.
He said they should see the election as an opportunity to choose their leaders, remarking that if they fail to turn out, the few that did so would choose their leaders for them.
Describing the outcome of Saturdayâ€™s National Assembly elections in Lagos State as the demonstration of the peopleâ€™s faith in the administration of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), he commended the people of the state, particularly Bariga residents, for voting according to their conscience, while congratulating the winners including the wife of former governor, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, who won the Lagos Central Senatorial election.
Action Congress of Nigeria candidates in the elections, swept the three senatorial seats up for grabs and also won all the House of Representatives seats that were contested for by all the political parties in the state.
Sulaimon, in a statement, enthused that the outcome of the election was the true wish of the people, who he noted, did a similar thing during the 2007 elections despite threats, intimidations and harassments from some quarters.