The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed optimism of winning the Oct.31 Lagos East senatorial and Kosefe state constituency 2 by-elections, saying it will humble all its challengers.
The Vice-Chairman of Lagos East, Chief Kaoli Olusanya made the declaration during a meeting with ward chairmen of the APC and council officials in the senatorial district on Monday, September 28, 2020.
Olusanya said the party had brought democratic dividends to Lagosians over the years, adding that residents trusted it for credible leadership. He further said he was certain that the community would vote for the APC massively.
However, the Vice-Chairman ordered the party’s ward chairmen to mobilise votes at the grassroots for the APC to make the victory more emphatic. He also noted that they were the closest to the people, urging them to spread out to the Community Development Associations, worship centres, and others to influence massive votes for the party.
Olusanya assured that the APC would reward members inwards and local government areas with the highest votes in the by-election. “We have great candidates in Mr. Tokunbo Abiru and Mr. Obafemi Saheed for Senate and Kosofe 2 respectively.
“The party is going to win well because we have done well for Lagosians. But we want to challenge you, our Ward Chairmen; you are the people at the grassroots. We want you to deliver massive votes for the party to make the victory very overwhelming.
“We want you to reach out to the people around you, the market women, the CDAs, churches, and mosques and deliver votes for the party. We will get the figures at the end of the day and we promise you that wards and LGAs with the highest number of votes will be handsomely rewarded,” stated the APC Vice Chairman.
On his part, the Chairman Bariga Local Council Development Area, Mr. Klade Alabi called on the APC ward officials to work hard to ensure emphatic victory for the party in the poll. “By God’s grace, the party will take note of your contributions based on election figures and reward you accordingly,” he said. Alabi further said that the APC was the party for Lagosians and would continue to deliver dividends of democracy.