MKO Abiola's daughter joins race for House of Representatives

MKO Abiola's daughter joins race for House of Representatives

- Rinsola Abiola says she will be running on the platform of the ADP

- She says her experience working for Speaker Dogara will be useful to her in the Green Chamber

- She also says she will use necessary legislative tools to care for infrastructural needs, healthcare, agriculture, youth and women empowerment

Rinsola Abiola, a daughter of the late Moshood Abiola, has joined the race for the Abeokuta North federal constituency seat in the House of Representatives in 2019 on the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

Premium Times reports that Rinsola Abiola declared her intention to run in a statement she issued on Sunday, September 30.

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The statement read: “I wish to formally notify you of my desire to represent Abeokuta North/Obafemi Owode/Odeda federal constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of the Action Democratic Party in 2019, God willing.”

It added: “I feel deeply connected to my people as I spent a good portion of my formative years in Ogun state. I got most of my education in Abeokuta and I have voted in my hometown since I became eligible to vote; Ogun Central has always been home.”

Abiola is confident that her experience as a special assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, for three years, has prepared her for the job of lawmaking.

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She also believes that her part in the enactment of the Not Too Young To Run law also gives her some bragging rights.

She said: “My aspiration is made possible by the recently enacted Not Too Young To Run law, a campaign I actively participated in. I have consistently advocated for youth and women inclusion, and I believe that there is no better way to transition from tokenism to meaningful inclusion than to utilise this law by running for office.” had reported that Rinsola left the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a series of tweets on Friday, August 31, Rinsola said she had duly written to her ward chairman.

She noted that although she has yet to join a new party as she resigned from APC, commitment to youth and women development will determine her next move.

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