AHEAD of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Lagos State, an aspirant of the Party, for the State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency 2, Honourable Nurudeen Solaja Saka, has received royal blessings from His Royal Majesty, Oba AbdulSemiu Orimadegun Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, Ikorodu Division and the entire members of the Adeboruwa-in -Council, over his re-election bid.
This took place on Tuesday, the 24th May, 2022, during
Solaja’s visit to the Adeboruwa’s palace as led by a former Secretary to the State Government and member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun and other party leaders.
According to Solaja, the visit was to solicit the support of community leaders ahead of the party’s primary elections, receive royal blessings and to inform the Igbogbo monarch of his ambition to contest for the 2023 House of Assembly seat.
While thanking the Adeboruwa-in -Council for the warm reception, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, expressed happiness at the visit saying the choice of Hon. Solaja, who has the Apex party leaders’ backing, is the best of the aspirants presently in the interest of Ikorodu Constituency 2’s progress and uninterrupted development.
On reasons for supporting the incumbent for third term, Basorun said the trend of dynamic society has shown that the electorate should review the process in Ikorodu Constituency 2.
“My first reason was because we have decided at the GAC and State Party Leaders’ meetings that anyone willing to contest many times, should be allowed to face the Party delegates and if they reject him, that means he is not popular. Therefore, we should not prevent anybody.
The second reason is that, after 23 years, Ikorodu Constituency 2 deserves recognition and we need to get one of the seven principal positions in the Assembly. We want Solaja to be a Principal Officer, to enhance development.
“Thirdly, some people alleged that Solaja has not performed but I am aware that he has performed and I can confirm that,” said Basorun.
The Chieftain warned people on spreading of fake news against the royal fathers and party leaders in Ikorodu Constituency 2, which said that they have endorsed Abiodun Moshood Aro, popularlly known as AMA, as the Constituency 2’s choice, urging all to disregard such news, as it is not only fraudulent but also an insult to the traditional institution.
“We are here before the Kabiyesi, not to seek for an endorsement but to thank him for being supportive and standing by us always,” he added.
In his remarks, Oba Kasali, wished Solaja and the entire APC members that visited him well and prayed for Solaja to be successful in his political aspirations, saying the traditional institutions were apolitical.
Earlier, Solaja, in company of the Chairman, Imota LCDA, and other party Leaders had visited the Ranodu of Imota, HRM Oba Mudashiru Ajibade Bakare Agoro, the previous day, where the King showered his royal blessings on him.
Hon Solaja is a current member of Lagos State House of Assembly.