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Here is the full list of PDP chairmanship candidates for Lagos LG poll



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has unveiled its flag-bearers for the July 24 local council elections in the state by Electoral Commission (LASIEC)

The PDP’s list of chairmanship and vice-chairmanship candidates released on Tuesday night was signed by the party’s Chairman, Adedeji Doherty, and the Secretary, Muiz Dosunmu.

See the list below (chairmanship/vice-chairmanship candidates):

  1. Agbado-Okeodo: Richard Osagie/Jimoh Ibrahim
  2. Agboyi Ketu: Oluwole Dahunsi/Joy Ashinze
  3. Agege: Azeez Adebiyi/Yusuf Adamu
  4. Ajeromi: Tajudeen Balogun/Azuonye Nkepadobi
  5. Alimosho: Aduragbemi Oyebade/Olusola Joseph 6. Amuwo-Odofin: Adedayo Adesoye/Fortune Chijioke
  6. Apapa: Deley Bandaki/Samuel Emmanuel
  7. Apapa-Iganmu: Albert Olorunwa/Moses Aderoju
  8. Ayobo-Ipaja: Ben Arulogun/Talabi Olasunbo
  9. Badagry Central: Honfonvu Denagan/Folashade Kuti-Balogun
  10. Badagry West: Abraham Kolawole/Bolaji Awesu
  11. Bariga: Ibrahim Tijani/David Aina
  12. Coker-Aguda: Akeem Animashaun/Modupe Adeyemi
  13. Egbe-Idimu: Muyiwa Bajulaye/Olorunfunmi Sulaimon
  14. Ejigbo: Rasheed Otegbola/Grace Solomon
  15. Epe: Sidikat Nekuleyi/Abiodun Lawal
  16. Eredo: Stephen Okoya/Anike Adesina
  17. Eti-Osa: Lasisi Jinadu/ThankGod/Bardagha
  18. Eti-Osa East: Bolaji Akinpelu/Suwebat Sholarin
  19. Iba Kolawole Ageyin/Bello Muhammed
  20. Ibeju Lekki: Olumide Komolafe/Ismail Lazees
  21. Ifako-Ijaiye: Kolawole Uyi/Oladele Oyekanmi
  22. Ifelodun: Omogbolahan Ijaola/Ikechukwu Edna
  23. Igando-Ikotun: Olatunde Olatokun/Pius Omoorantan
  24. Igbogbo Baiyeku: Oyesanya Adeboye/Ibrahim Afinju
  25. Ijede: Lookman Apina/Gideon Ogini
  26. Ikeja: Femi Folorunsho/John Nwabueze
  27. Ikorodu Central: Hassan Babatunde/Abolore Oyesanya
  28. Ikorodu North: Raji Omotayo/MondayEgheleme
  29. Ikorodu West: Olumide Lawal/Hammed Alabi
  30. Ikosi Ejinrin: Rasheed Raji/Matthew Ajayi
  31. Ikosi/Isheri: Nurudeen Orosiji/Titilayo Adetayo
  32. Ikoyi/Obalende: Anthony Bourdillon/Ahmad Mohammed
  33. Imota: Fatai Ogunfolabi/William Ikpedu
  34. Iru, Victoria Island: Olumide Thompson/Oluwatosin Adeniyi
  35. Isolo: Tajudeen Bamgboye/Goodman Ahivekwe
  36. Itire-Ikate: Oyewola Bakare/Odegua Osagie
  37. Kosofe: Adelekan Abdulrauf/Rebecca Akindolie
  38. Lagos Island: Olusegun Ajibade/ Lateef Adele
  39. Lagos Island East: Agboola Odunfa/Bright Gbolahan
  40. Lagos Mainland: Abiodun Fakoya/Njoku Cosmos
  41. Lekki: Ismail Shugu/Mustau Ipaye
  42. Mosan Okunola: O. Oduwole/Omotola Ojo
  43. Mushin: Saheed Elegbede/Chiamaka Peter
  44. Odi-Olowo: Olakunle Solaja/Bolatito Oshifala
  45. Ojo: Olajide Oniyide/Patience Borisade
  46. Ojodu: Sunday Shodolamu/Modupe Ajayi
  47. Ojokoro: Stephen Akerele/ Tawakalitu Ajao
  48. Olorunda: Qudus Olagoro/Akonasu Gbedozin
  49. Onigbongbo: Ayodeji Omotosho/Evelyn Salami
  50. Oriade: Olajide Kujenyo/Sylvester Onwurah
  51. Orile Agege: Wasiu Akintoye/Rasheedat Bello
  52. Oshodi: Rilwan Akinbiyi/AdepojuTiamiyu
  53. Oto Awori: Wasiu Olayiwola/Michael Abel
  54. Somolu: Fatai Ghazal/ Olawale Akanni
  55. Surulere: Tokunbo Ogunade/Augusta Ogar
  56. Yaba: Solomon Hungbeji/Maria Aladetan.


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Kosofe HoR aspirant, Abbey Cheche assures youths of job opportunities if elected




By Oluwaseun Oluwole

An aspirant contesting for a seat at the house of Representatives to represent Kosofe constituency, Eng. Abiodun Owokoya (a.k.a Abbey Cheche) as officially declared to vie for the slot during the 2023 general elections.

Engr. Abiodun said he wants to be the voice for the youths, he said the youths are energetic, educated and experienced, they know what they wants. He have the capacity and all that it takes to govern and represent the youths in the green chamber.

He said, he plans to take the jobless youths off the streets, according to him, he will create 15, 000 jobs through the help of his affiliations.

In his speech, he said ” I will train the youth to be more intense, knowledgeable when it comes to technology as an engineer that I am, I have put things together to do that”. He said his focus is going to be on the youth.
He called on the leaders to support the youth and give them chance to also participate in politics and win political post.

He advised the electorate to get their PVC and also the delegates not to sell their votes.

Com. Balogun Olanrewaju, a former SUG president at Lagos State polytechnic said the youths have gathered for a new destiny, a new life, they are tired of repetition of failure, he said they want a representative who is young and approachable that will remember the youth.

Also, Comrade Adewunmi Tobi Funsho, Director Planning and Strategy Abbey Cheche movement, described the aspirant as a vibrant youth and ready to serve his people, who is approachable that will make the people of Kosofe enjoy the dividends of democracy.

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Jandor vows to take over Lagos state as he declares for governorship



The lead converner of the Lagos 4 Lagos movement, Dr. Olajide Adediran also known as Jandor has vow to take over the governorship sit from the present adminstration come 2023.

Dr. Olajide who defected from APC to the People’s Democratic Party said this during his official declaration on the 24th of March, 2022.

The event was witnessed by his loyalist, supporters, friends and party leaders who were all gathered to show their support and encouragement.

Jandor who in his speech said he has come to rescue Lagos State from the hands of dictators. Lagos must be led and ruled by Lagosians. He said Lagos is a wealthy state, “If we have leaders that are compassionate with emotional intelligence, there is no how the resources of the state will not work for the state .

He noted that “there are rumors from mischief makers that I and my people that defected to PDP enmase are bent on hijacking the party. It’s all false and plot to disunite the party.

He said they are in the party to rescue the people from the bondage of APC. “We are not selfish or self centered people, we aren’t taking over all the positions in the state”. “If I emerge as the party candidate to contest as the governor, I won’t produce Deputy governor, there are over 20 ministries in the state and other sectors of the state.

There is need for unity in the party for us to achieve our goals. We shouldn’t allow mischief makers to sow the seed of discord among us. “I will not disappoint the party and it’s stakeholders. We shouldn’t work against one and another. What we should focus on is winning the elections come 2023.

Talking about his plans for the state, he assured Lagosians that his administration would change the narrative of the state educational sector, health, infrastructural development, traffic control, security among others. He promised free education for primary school pupils with free uniforms for them.

He said his administration will create ministry of disability to care for the disables.

One of the party stakeholder who spoke at the event, Alhaji Mumuni Gambari, representing the Arewa community described the declaration of Jandor as the “coming out of the sun”, adding that the group is solidly behind him.
The representative of the Igbo community Dr. Jonathan Nnaji expressed confidence that Jandor would will the 2023 Lagos governorship polls, saying Igbos in the state
were committed to the cause and would give their support for the realization of the vision.

Another stakeholder said this declaration is the beginning of the best thing to happen to the state”.

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PROF SAMUEL: Obasa mourns APC leader, describes him as a Titan





The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has described Professor Tunde Samuel, a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), as a titan whose positive roles in Lagos cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

Professor Samuel, a chieftain and founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), died on Wednesday night at the age of 73.

Prof. Samuel is reckoned as one of the founding fathers of the Lagos State University (LASU) where he was both a member of the Implementation Committee and two-time member of the Provisional Government Council.

Dr. Obasa, who paid a visit to the home of the deceased on Thursday, said: “Prof. Samuel’s demise is a blow, a pain that would take long for us to bear both as people of Agege, the APC as a family, the GAC and the entire Lagos State.

“His importance to Lagos State can never be under-emphasised. He was a passionate Lagosian whose thoughts, actions and activities were all geared towards strengthening democracy in Nigeria and the creation of an egalitarian state where individuals would live their lives in peace.

“As an academic, he helped Lagos to establish a firm foundation for educational growth and progress with his imprint in our own Lagos State University, the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe, where he was Pioneer Provost and as Special Adviser on Education to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, when the latter was Governor of Lagos State.

“It is worthy to note that his activities in government brought Lagos many laurels and further helped to put the State in a favourable position in the country.”

A retired Professor of Political Economics of Education, he was a former Chairman of the Governing Council of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin.

“Like a star with brightness that cannot be dimmed, Prof. Samuel’s success extended beyond the boundaries of Lagos as he served as Chairman of the Governing Councils for the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti and the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa, respectively. He was also an International Consultant for UNESCO and UNICEF.

“We will continue to miss his wisdom, knowledge and understanding of how Lagos and Nigeria should be run for the utmost good of the people. We will miss his advice and productive efforts to keep a united APC in Lagos.

“I, on behalf of my colleagues at the Lagos State House of Assembly, pray that God grant him peace and give his immediate family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear this huge loss, amen,” Obasa prayed in a statement released by his media office.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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