- Senator Gbenga Ashafa received support from top politicians in Lagos
- The lawmaker was commended for promoting the interest of the people
- The leaders promised to return him to the Senate for another term
Top politicians in Lagos East has vowed to return Senator Gbenga Ashafa to the Senate for another term.
Vanguard reports that the leaders in a meeting in Somolu praised the lawmaker for promoting the interest of the people.
The leaders who met under the auspices of Lagos East Political Leaders Forum called on the All Progressives Congress faithfuls to support Ashafa.
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“Senator Gbenga Ashafa has become the standard yardstick to measure performance of politicians in Nigeria. We wouldn’t permit a rubber stamp to represent Lagos East in 2019," the leaders said.
In a statement by its chairman, Alhaji Abdul-Aleem Mujeeb, the group endorsed Ashafa.
The statement read: “A change is not on the cards. The result of the APC Senatorial Primary won’t surprise anyone. Ashafa will be APC flag bearer. He will definitely receive block vote from Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju Lekki, Somolu and Kosofe.
“The choice of the people is not in doubt. The people have confidence in Senator Gbenga Ashafa” the leaders said. They lauded Ashafa for delivering 96 verifiable and functional projects, 26 bills and 12 motions of local and national importance.
“Even acknowledged authorities in the field of politics and government recognize the efforts of Ashafa in the development of the country. He is an outstanding senator and deserves re-election.”
They praised Ashafa for “raising the standard of living through his poverty alleviation programs, electrification and water schemes, construction and rehabilitation of schools across the senatorial district and provision of ambulance for some hospitals."
Meanwhile, ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s direct primary election, Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state has been taking giant strides of readiness.
The Punch reports that the embattled governor, together with his campaign team, has approved the training of not less than 1,960 residents of the state to hold the position of agents in all the 245 wards of the 20 local government areas where the primary election process will hold on Saturday, September, 29.
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Legit.ng notes that the training was part of the master plan inaugurated by the Ambode Campaign Organisation (ACO) to ensure that credibility and rules of fair play are duly followed.
The media and strategy director of the group has expressed during a media briefing on Thursday, September 27, that those selected will be trained to serve as representatives of the governor in the process.
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