Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:39 pm
The chairmanship ambition of the Secretary of All Progressive Congress in Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Kola Egunjobi got a boost recently, as the Arewa Community in the local government have declared their support for his candidature.
The Arewa community gave their support to the chairmanship aspirant during the 10th year anniversary of Sarkin Hausawan of Agege, HRH (Alh.) Musa Dogon Kadai, recently.
Alhaji Sabiu Naallah, chairman of Agege branch of Kwankwasiyya group, loyalists group to the former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso, who spoke on behalf of the Arewa Community at Sarkin Agege’s anniversary celebration said, “Today is a great day, the reason being that we are officially declaring and adopting one of us, who lives among us, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Egunjobi for Agege chairmanship race. We have high hope that you will emerge as APC’s flag-bearer and come July 22, 2017, we will vote en masse for you.
“And to demonstrate that our support for Alh. Egunjobi is unequivocal we recently donated to him a campaign office. I am congratulating him in advance as the next chairman of Agege Local Government. I will rest my case here because we are waiting for the celebration day, come July 22.”
Similarly, the President of Agege Arewa Youth Forum, an association of young men and women of the northern extraction, Mallam Adamu Ali said, “Alhaji Egunjobi is one of us, a trueborn son of Agege, one that speaks Hausa and Yoruba fluently. He grew up among us and we can identify with him. He is the best candidate in this circumstance to be the chairman of Agege Local Government, and we believe we should give him our open support.”
The aspirant, who was in attendance at the anniversary of the Hausa monarch during which he was endorsed, expressed his gratitude for the supports accorded him by the Arewa Community, adding that he will deliver on his campaign promises if he is elected.
“My word is my bond, and like i always say trust is the core of what i am about and what the people around me and my leaders are about. Now we can all see the developments our leader, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has brought to Agege and its environs.”