The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan, has declareg his intention to run for the Federal House of Representatives in 2019. P.M Express reports.
The Honourable Commissioner made the declaration during his 53rd birthday ceremony held at De-Ark Event Center, Ejigbo.
Bamigbetan disclosed that the vacancy that will be created in the House in 2019 with the exit of Hon Tony Nwulu, representing Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II – a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), gave him the opportunity to occupy the position he relinquished in 2015.
The former two-time Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, who solicited the support of his constituents, promised that he will never change his accommodating attitude when elected into the position in 2019.
According to him, his intention to vie for the position is to be afforded more opportunity to represent his people, cater for their needs and fight for their rights at the federal level.
The Commissioner, who appreciated the efforts of the members of The Mandate Group/APC for their support and hard-work for the progress of the party in Ejigbo, charged them to put more efforts towards the realisation of his Reps membership intention.
“Today, I just want to appreciate all of you because without you, we wouldn’t have gone this far. However, your support and hard-work have to be doubled now for the realization of this position.”
The Commissioner with the support of Ejigbo LCDA Chairman, donated 40 bags of rice and N50,000 to each of the ten wards in Ejigbo LCDA to appreciate the members for their support.
The Executive Chairman, Ejigbo LCDA, Hon. Monsuru Bello, who declared his support for Bamigbetan’s House of Representatives aspiration, stated that all groups in APC in Ejigbo will work hand-in-hand to make sure he wins come 2019. He added that his sojourn to the federal level will be a great blessing to the constituency.
Also endorsing Bamigbetan’s aspiration for the House of Representatives intention, the Chairman of The Mandate Group (TMG), Ejigbo LCDA, Alhaji Bola Ojo, said that it was mandatory for all APC members to work towards the realisation of the ambition.
Alhaji Ojo said that as the campaign for Ambode’s re-election will be going on, the Group will also be campaigning for election of Bamigbetan into the Federal House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, various political and non-political organisations in Ejigbo/Isolo community had declared their support for Bamigbetan to run for the House of Representatives in 2019. These organisations included Jakande Progressive Movement (JPM); National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ejigbo/Isolo Local Chapter; APC Ward Chairmen, Ejigbo LCDA, Market Women, Artisans and others.
Earlier, a special Inter-Religious Prayer Session was organised in honour of Bamigbetan’s 53rd birthday, during which the Chief Imam of Ejigbo, Dr. Mikail Akanmu and Rev. Fabusoro led the prayers in Islamic and Christianity rites respectively.