Lagos ‘19: Ex-Gov Jakande Throw Weight Behind Son, Deji’s Reps Ambition

…Urged party leaders to support his aspiration

…Mandate group adopt him as consensus candidate



The first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande has threw weight behind his son, Ayodeji Labib aspiration to represent Mushin Constituency I in the House of Representatives under the platform of All Progressives Congress.


Jakande who governed the State of Excellence between 1979 to 1983 expressed this over the weekend when Ayodeji visited him for endorsement and blessings.


The former minister of works also urged APC leaders to support aspiration of his son “Ayodeji is a brilliant and good politician, he will represent Mushin Constituency I well at the lower chamber of the National Assembly. So I urged all our party (APC) leaders to support his aspiration,” Jakande stated.


In his declaration speech, Ayodeji promised better representation and also to facilitate federal projects to the constituency “I have come here today to declare my intention to represent you in the House of Representatives, if I am elected, I won’t disappoint the people of Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye. I will do my best to facilitate federal projects to the constituency.”

Expressing his experience and achievements Ayodeji said: “I am not new in the House of Representatives. I offered quality representation to my constituents in Shomolu. My legacies are there. I built a well-equipped Information Communication Technology (ICT) facility for them. I also initiated empowerment programmes to assist many people.


Later after his official declaration, Ayodeji visited Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Mandate Group meeting where he was presented to the audience by the Chairman of the group, Mr. Yinka Falade, who described him as a tested, trusted and capable person. He said: “Ayodeji Jakande is the Mandate Group’s sole candidate in Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye.”

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