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IN IKORODU: Check out how lawmaker empowered his constituents

Ten members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, who contested but lost out during the last local government election in the state now have a reason to smile.

This is because last Friday, the aspirants got needed support from the legislator representing Ikorodu Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Bolanle Agunbiade, who is also the Majority Leader of the assembly.

At an event held at the lawmaker’s constituency office along Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, the lawmaker gave the ten party faithful a brand new bus.

Commenting on the development, the lawmaker said he was glad that in fulfillment of his heart desire, he was privileged to be giving the APC members opportunities through which they can thrive beyond politics.

He explained that his gesture is aimed at cushioning the effects of the loss the youths might have suffered as a result of their botched political ambitions.

“They contested for councillorship positions on the platform of our party. They didn’t get it. Others did. This is to cushion the effect of that loss and also give them opportunities to become entrepreneurs in the transport sector with these buses,” he said.

Speaking after receiving the keys to their new buses, some of the beneficiaries thanked Hon. Agunbiade while describing him as a politician with a good heart. They expressed surprises at the unexpected gesture and promised to remain faithful to the ruling APC.

“I cannot describe this gesture. This has never happened before. Agunbiade is the first person I know who will bother himself about the fate of defeated councillorship aspirants. He is a rare breed,” a beneficiary said.



Idris Aina
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