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Exclusive: Popular Agege APC LG Chairmanship aspirant steps down

As Lagos residents await the official declaration on the highly anticipated forthcoming council polls by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), top politicians involved in the process are putting final touches to their plans towards having a successful outing in the elections.

This developments have however, led to a tide of movement by aspirants who are vying for elective positions in their respective local governments.

While some of the aspirants are meeting key office holders to ensure they gain trust of their party, others are aligning forces with camps in the same political party to ensure they have a larger share of votes.

Such is the case of popular All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship aspirant in Agege Local Government, Mr. Sola Osolana who just stepped down to run as Vice Chairman for another contestant, Mr. Ganiyu Egunjobi, InsideMainland can exclusively report.

InsideMainland gathered from close sources in the camp of both aspirants that the decision for Mr. Sola Osolana to step down and run as Vice Chairman to Mr. Egunjobi was as a result of moves by key decision makers in the top echelon of the APC in the State.

The source told InsideMainland that “Mr. Egunobi is considered a more grassroots person who has the stronghold needed to deliver victory for the party in the elections. Osolana on the other hand is well known in the community but not as popular as his contemporaries who are also vying for the same position. It was best for both ends to allow him run as Vice Chairman alongside Egunjobi whose camp is ready to work with the decision of top politicians in the State.”

When queried further, the source said “this is not a new thing in politics anywhere in the world. We have seen top politicians step down for another member even at the State and National level in the past. So this is not the first or last time it would happen.”



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