23rd November, 2014
Two governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC have voluntarily stepped down for a frontline aspirant from the Ikorodu area, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon.
Following this development, political and eminent leaders in Ikorodu Division have unanimously adopted Senator Solomon as the APC consensus candidate for the Division.
Those who stepped down from the race include Architect Taiwo Akintunde Kara and a former Head of Service in the state, Prince Adeseye Ogunlewe.
The decision to step down for Solomon paved the way for his adoption as the Ikorodu Division consensus candidate was reached at a meeting held at the Ikorodu town hall with representatives of the various coalition groups clamouring for ‘Ikorodu Division for Governor 2015.
In a communiqué endorsed by the three aspirants they said that the agitation by Ikorodu Division is justified following the zoning of the party’s governorship ticket to Lagos East Senatorial district.
According to them, “the indigenes of Ikorodu outvoted their son, Prince Biodun Ogunleye to pave way for an indigene of the Epe community to emerge as governorship candidate in 1992.
They were of the opinion that the Epe/Ibeju-Lekki community should support ‘Ikorodu Division for Governorship ticket on APC platform for the 2015 election.