-As PDP candidate congratulates winner
Residents in Ikorodu have lauded Mr Mukaila Abiola Jagun-Lamina, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Ikorodu Constituency I State Assembly seat in the just concluded State Assembly election, for his courage and display of spirit of sportsmanship in accepting the result of the poll.
Lamina polled 11, 458 votes to lose to Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate who scored 23, 488 votes to emerge winner in the March 9 election.
In a release signed by himself, Lamina stated that the fate of who would represent the people of Ikorodu Constituency has been decided at the poll.
He described the APC candidate as a “worthy opponent” while congratulating him for his success at the poll.
“It can never be more appropriate than now to say that everything that has a beginning must surely has an end.
“The fate of this journey that started few months ago with you has now been decided via your ballots.
“We started this great movement knowing that it will be a great test to our resoluteness and tenacity as a people determined to bring about real progress in our community, hence, our resolve to challenge the incumbent.
“Your interest in how you are governed is commendable, this explains your constructive criticism during electioneering and indeed the eventual exercise of your franchise yesterday (Saturday, March 9) on who should represent the interest of the people of Ikorodu Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
“I must confess that I am indeed humbled by the massive support I have enjoyed so far from you, the good people of Ikorodu, given the fact that this election represented a litmus test for my participation in the mainstream politics.
“To every contest, there’s a winner. This is why I want to congratulate our own Hon. S.O.B Agunbiade for his triumph at the poll to represent our great constituency again. I must say that he is a worthy opponent.
“To members of my immediate family who, due to my ambition, were denied the attention they required from me, I say thank you for your endurance and for giving me reasons that kept me going.
“To our good people of Ikorodu, who supported our campaign against all odds, I can’t thank you enough for believing in me and my proposed vision to take Ikorodu to greater heights.
“The campaign experience, for me, was quite emotional as I saw the keen desire in our people to change the fortune of our beloved constituency despite running a low-budget campaign”.
While appreciating God for the contest, Lamina also thanked his campaign team.
He described the electorate as the real winners of the contest while also assuring that he would continue to be part of the effort to develop Ikorodu.
“To the entire Ikorodu people , I say you are all winners of Democracy as you have expressed your power to elect your representatives.
“Let me assure you that I won’t stop talking Ikorodu and contributing my measure to its development”.
Reacting to Lamina’s release on social media platforms, many Ikorodu residents lauded his courage in contesting against the incumbent and for displaying a rare spirit of sportsmanship in congratulating him on his victory.
Jimoh Hamzat, a former aspirant for the Ikorodu Constituency I State Assembly seat, while commenting, stated that :
“God bless you Hon. Mukaila Lamina. Your spirit of sportmanship is admirable. I wish you well in your future endeavours”.
Idowu Ouray, also reacting stated:
“You are indeed a new breed politician and I like your spirit of sportsmanship. You ran a good race and Ikorodu has taken good notice of your gallant efforts. Align yourself with the progressives to make Ikorodu greater and better. Kudos to you”.
Another resident, Ismail Kamoru Oloyede, also commended the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by the PDP candidate.
“What a good democrat you are. This is so impressive and I know God has better things in stock for you in the very nearest future, keep the spirit of the sportsmanship up. The sky is your limits my bro. How I wish all other contestants see things the way you humbly see it. Take care and stay blessed”.
In his own comment, Adetoro Azeez stated :
“Thanks for your courage, may God Almighty continue to be with you, Amen. That’s just the begging and I believd that by your next outing, you will perform better. Just maintain your good name. God bless you and your family, Amen”.
Dosunmu Titilayo described Lamina as a courageous leader.
“You are indeed courageous, and this is what we want in a leader, though, you might not be the winner, but indeed, you are a true leader because you’ve really shown how democratic you are… For a first timer, you have done so well, congratulations on that great move”.
Fatai Adewunmi also commended the PDP candidate’s courage.
“I love you for the courage you have shown. I want you to know that when there is life, there is hope. My prayer for you is long life and good health”