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‘I Promise To Live Up To Expectations,’ Lagos-East Senator-Elect Abiru

Tokunbo Abiru


The senator-elect for Lagos-East senatorial district and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tokunbo Abiru, has promised to reside as much as the expectations of his constituents who gave him the mandate.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier on Sunday introduced that Abiru polled a complete of 89,204 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Babatunde Gbadamosi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who received 11,257 votes, leaving a margin of 77,947 votes.

Abiru in response to his electoral victory posted on his official Twitter deal with on Sunday that he’s dedicated to the agenda

He listed the agenda to incorporate “people-focused quality representation; ensuring the welfare of my constituents; working with my colleagues in the National Assembly to ensure special status for Lagos; promoting policies to improve national economic performance and financial sector development; implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” amongst others.

He promised that his group is perfecting the modalities for the implementation of all these intervention programmes.

“By the middle of January, we will unveil these programmes in full and begin implementation immediately,” Abiru mentioned.

He additionally appreciated the electorates for voting his noting that, “I thank our people for this mandate and promise to live up to your expectations. Thank you and God bless.”





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If there are folks on the market, who nonetheless doubt the recognition of our nice get together; who don’t reckon with our management on this political panorama and who nonetheless dispute our progressive method to governance, our comfy victory within the simply concluded bye-election readily provides them an infallible reply.

It is the reply the folks of Lagos East generously delivered on the conclusion of final Saturday’s bye-election. It is the reply that resonates of their widespread resolution to present us their mandate.

It is the reply that our unrepentant critics can’t contest, even of their wildest dream, given the credibility of the method that gave us the mandate. This reply didn’t in any method come by chance or probability. It got here by dint of the arduous work our get together and marketing campaign council invested within the electioneering. It additionally got here by means of the selfless service of all members of our Campaign Council and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) that canvassed assist for our get together even throughout generally tough circumstances.

On this be aware, I want to commend and recognize our get together management from the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman of Lagos APC, Prince Babatunde Balogun; all our leaders within the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) and all members of the State Executive Council (SEC) and State Working Committee (SWC) for placing up a formidable construction that once more earned us the folks’s mandate. Honestly our Campaign Council and all its Directorates have executed an excellent job with the deft approaches they adopted to prosecute our marketing campaign from the extent of native councils and growth areas to neighborhood engagements, street-to-street campaigns and house-to-house mobilisation, establishing conferences upon conferences with completely different teams of stakeholders within the 5 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 11 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in our senatorial district. The creativity, vitality and fervour with which the Chairman of our Campaign Council, Otunba Kaoli Olusanya prosecuted our marketing campaign was superb.


Otunba Kaoli labored tirelessly and seamlessly with the Vice Chairman of the Campaign Council, Alhaji Bode Oyedele and all heads of our Campaign Directorates to safe our get together’s mandate. Across the senatorial district, there are different folks and teams, who passionately imagine within the beliefs of our get together; who stood by us when these on the opposite sides have been maligning our hard-earned fame; who shared the burden of governing Lagos State and labored day and evening with us.

In this class are the Obas and Chiefs, the youth; girls; non-indigenes and the indigenous folks of Lagos East, amongst others. They all stood with and nonetheless stand by our get together.

I additionally acknowledge and applaud our buddies {and professional} and enterprise colleagues within the personal sector who supported this noble endeavour financially and in any other case and demonstrated their understanding of the necessity for extra professionals to enter the general public area. With the assist of our formidable group, we campaigned relentlessly from native council to native council, neighborhood to neighborhood and certainly from home to deal with. We shared our mission and imaginative and prescient with the folks of Lagos East throughout all social strata with confidence and conviction that the longer term .of our kids, youths, girls, and our folks at massive is safer and safer with the progressives. As a political get together, we reeled out our efficiency index, stating what we had executed in another way in authorities and what we’re able to doing now.

As a celebration candidate, I introduced my sterling profession success, enviable information of service and sturdy pedigree as testimonials to my capability, dedication, and competence to symbolize the folks pretty and produce them anticipated ends.

And our information abundantly spoke for us on the ballot. Our folks – whether or not in Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ikorodu, Kosofe and Somolu – believed within the proof of our earlier stewardship somewhat than within the concocted accounts of our conventional opposition.

Our folks believed within the beliefs of our get together somewhat than within the fabricated stories those that couldn’t play by the principles resorted to in a failed try and discredit us politically or the fictional opinion ballot they dished out to attain low-cost political factors.

In spite of the marketing campaign of anger and frustration they prosecuted, the folks of Lagos East generously gave us their mandate. This is maybe the smoothest victory our get together has secured in its latest historical past. We polled 89,204 votes, whereas our closest rival scored 11,251 votes.

This consequence is little doubt, a reaffirmation of our increasing political assist base, not simply in Lagos East, but additionally in Lagos State at massive. It is doubtless a proof of the diploma of public belief we’ve got earned in our get together’s twenty years or extra in governance in Lagos State.

The election has been held and we’ve got gained with a landslide. Now that we’ve got secured this Senatorial mandate; we can’t afford to fail our folks. We can’t afford to fail those that voted for us; those that selected to not vote for us for no matter causes and people who didn’t vote in any respect. We can’t afford to betray the invaluable belief our folks reposed in us as a political get together and as their representatives in authorities. Now is the time to translate all the guarantees we made into optimistic and tangible outcomes our individuals are anticipating us to result in. Now is the time to take our folks from the realm of expectations to the limelight of fulfilment.

I commit myself irrevocably to the agenda I laid out earlier than the electorate-offering people-focused high quality illustration; making certain the welfare of my constituents; working with my colleagues within the National Assembly to make sure particular standing for Lagos; selling insurance policies to enhance nationwide financial efficiency and monetary sector growth; implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); facilitating completion of all federal and state street initiatives in Lagos East; selling ease of doing enterprise; supporting the 5 for five agenda for police reform; supporting fiscal federalism and becoming a member of forces with colleagues within the Senate and members of the House of Representatives to make sure devolution of powers to the sub-national governments.

Within the boundaries of our statutory mandate, that is the time to make the aged smile; empower our jobless youths; minister to the susceptible; safe the way forward for sensible indigent youngsters and assist the implementation of the beliefs of our get together.

To obtain these enviable objectives, we’re already within the course of of building an Endowment and Empowerment Fund to actualize my personal philanthropy. The Fund will implement completely different interventions we’re developing with according to my agenda and the beliefs of our get together.

Already, our group is perfecting the modalities for the implementation of all these intervention programmes. By the center of January, we are going to unveil these programmes in full and start implementation instantly.

I thank our folks for this mandate and promise to reside as much as your expectations. Thank you and God bless.


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