Mr Tokunbo Abiru, the APC candidate for Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, on Monday promised to offer quality representation at the Senate for people in the district, if elected.
Abiru, a former Managing Director of Polaris Bank, made the promise at the flag off of his campaign in Epe.
The senatorial candidate, while addressing party members and residents, said he would serve his people with integrity and passion, if elected.
Abiru said he would make the welfare and empowerment of the people his priority, and would work to ensure the completion of the ongoing projects in the senatorial district.
He thanked party members for choosing him as the APC candidate, saying that he would work to justify the confidence reposed in him, if elected.
“First, I want to thank our party members for choosing me as the candidate. I am very grateful and I promise not to disappoint you, if elected.
“I promise to give quality representation and serve the people of Lagos East Senatorial District.
“I will make welfare and empowerment of people my top priority and work toward ensuring the completion of all ongoing projects in the senatorial district.
“As many of you already know, I worked for over 25 years in the banking sector where trust, discipline, service and innovation matter a lot.
“I will bring all of these to bear in the service of people of the senatorial district,” he said.
Abiru said he had ascertained the deplorable state of Ikorodu-Epe Road and would work toward fixing of the road, if elected.
He also promised to work with relevant people and governments to ensure the completion of Ikorodu-Sagamu Expressway.
Abiru said he would work with other colleagues at the National Assembly to ensure that Lagos gets special status.
“I will be guided by the values of our great party, if by the grace of God I am elected,” he said.
The APC candidate said he felt greatly honoured by the warm reception by party members and residents, promising to respond to their needs if elected.
Also, Chief Kaoli Olusanya, the APC Vice-Chairman, Lagos East Senatorial District, described Abiru as a great candidate.
Olusanya said the party has no doubt in Abiru’s ability to deliver democratic dividends to people of the area.
He urged people of Epe to come out en masse on the election day to ensure victory for Abiru and the party.
Also, Alhaji Shakiru Seriki, a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos, urged people of Epe to vote massively for Abiru.
Seriki urged party members to double the 35,000 votes recorded for APC in the 2019 senatorial election in Epe at the forthcoming election.
Also, Rep. Wale Raji, member of the House of Representatives (APC- Epe), said Epe was faced with infrastructure challenges, youths unemployment and lack of industries.
Raji said Epe had always been for APC, urging the Federal and State Governments to ensure development of the area.
He described Abiru as a competent hand, who would make the party and area proud.
Supreme reports that Abiru later visited traditional rulers of Ijebu Communities at their monthly meeting in the palace of Aladeshoyin of Noforija Kingdom, Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja.
The monarchs including the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi and Oloja of Epe, Oba Kabiru Animashaun, took turns to pray for the success of Abiru at the polls.
Abiru described the monarchs as custodians of culture and values, promising to always carry them along in the service of people of Lagos East.
Supreme reports that the bye-election scheduled for Oct. 31, was necessitated by the death of Sen. Bayo Osinowo, who represented the Senatorial District, on June 15.