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Lagos Pry: Wild Jubilation As Mushin Prince Emerges Assembly APC Candidate

The Mushin Constituency 1 area of Lagos state at the weekend witnessed a wild jubilation since the declaration of Prince Nureni Akinsanya as its candidate for the House of Assembly election due to hold next year.

Speaking to newsmen in the course of the jubilation that greeted the declaration of Akinsanya as the winner of the keenly contested primary election, the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress in his Ojuwoye, Mushin Ward B1, constituency, Hon.Wasiu Badejo described the choice of the candidate, popularly known as Osmak, as the best to have happened to the Ward in particular and Mushin in general of late.

Describing the personality of Akinsanya as unique and his Victory at the primary  one with royal colouration and  of great significance, Badejo said “aside the fact that he is an  indigene, he is also a  Mushin Prince hence, the enthusiasm by  the people to give him their  mandate to go and contest to represent them at the State Assembly”

Submitting that Akinsanya’s track record earned him  the confidence of the people who overwhelmingly voted for him at the Direct Primary election, Badejo said the two term Counselor has demonstrated over time his loyalty to the  party by staying with it through thick and thin.

He said Unlike some political prostitutes within the fold in the constituency who returned to the party at the wee hour to fight for ticket ,Akinsanya  he said, had been with the party since it was Alliance For Democracy (AD)  and “he never wavered for once”.

Insisting that  Akinsanya’s loyalty had never been in question, the Chairman said some disgruntled elements in the constituency had attempted to blackmail him with his unquestionable loyalty to the party, in the course of the campaign for the primary election but failed.

According to Badejo,” like every other member of influential caucuses that endorsed Governor Ambode for a second term, Akinsanya registered his support and withdrew same immediately the party leadership nominated Babajide Sanwo-olu.

“But I heard  some mischief makers are criticising him for staying loyal to the party and its ideals, and most unfortunately, those critics are the ones that it took us so much energy and time to convince before they could agree to support  the Sanwo-olu agenda”

Not minding his overwhelming  popularity  within and beyond  his constituency, Badejo offered that Akinsanya went through a rigorous screening and was part of an election within his Ideal group before he emerged to contest in the primary which he eventually won.

Meanwhile, the  leadership of Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon has been described as the most equitable and just by members of the APC in the area.

According to a member of the party  who gave his name simply as Debo, Solomon,a two term representative of  Lagos West at the Senate has provided genuine and selfless leadership for the people of the area.

He added that his non bias nature came into bear even in the selection process that produced Akinsanya for the primary election.

Debo mentioned that the sincerity of the Solomon leadership also reflected in the  Congresses and other elections held in the area before now.

He added that  it is the same virtue of the Solomon leadership that  provided for rhe thorough process that threw Akinsanya up  as a candidate of  the party.

Debo thus submitted that  because he emerged on merit and as a result of the popularity of his choice, Akinsanya enjoyed   the support of members the  party members  towards  and during the primary election.

He promised  that the party members  would ensure Akinsanya’s victory at the general election come 2019.

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