Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 6th, 2022

The forthcoming 2023 presidential election, like other elections since 1999, has been characterised by endorsement of some candidates by prominent individuals, especially politicians, influencers and socio-cultural organisations in the country.

The Executive Chairperson of Oriade LCDA in Amuwo Odofin Local Government and grassroot Amazon, Hon Ramotalai Akinola-Hassan has joined the league person who have boosted the electoral victory of the APC by publicly endorsing the Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, House of Representative candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS) and pledged to support him to victory in the forthcoming general elections.

Hon. Hassan in an event organized by the incumbent under the auspices of Ethnic Nationalities comprising Arewa Groups, Ndigbo, South-South Indigenous people, Akwa Ibom nationalities amongst others. led other key stakeholders from Oriade LCDA to wish Sanusi success in the House of Reps election, assuring that all members of the Ethnic Nationalities , Riverine communities and Upland residents were happy with his candidature and believes he would provide a robust legislative representation at the green chamber.

“Our people see you as their son, one of them. they appreciate your consistency and visit to the various locals to understand their plight, they admire your detrabalised approach to issues, they know you will deliver and help their communities and that’s why they are out to endorse you today. I have the mandate of the people to let you know that all votes from Oriade LCDA is for you and the APC”

These were the statements by Executuve Chairman Oriade LCDA, Hon Ramotalai Akinola-Hassan, while unveiling and presenting PLS as their choice candidate for the 2023 Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, House of Representatives election in Oriade LCDA.

Akinola-Hassan said, “We are here to tell our Ethnic Nationalities and indigenous people as well as all residents, riverine and as well as upland are fully in support of Prince Lanre Sanusi for the 2023 House of Representative. We did not just arrive at this point because of sentiments, but it was after a serious consideration of issues affecting Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency and the need to urgently revampe and rehabilitate our Constituency.”

Hon Hassan who led a voice vote to confirm the endorsement of PLS advise those present to be committed to ensuring victory for all the candidates of APC. She canvassed fir PVC collection by all who desire to sustain the developmental strides of the Lagos State Government.

Reacting to his acceptance and endorsement by all Ethnic Nationalities and the good people of Oriade LCDA, Sanusi who is an Awori born Prince of Lagos State expressed his profound gratitude at their generosity for considering him the best candidate for the task ahead in 2023.

Sanusi who promised not to disappoint the riverine communities and the people of the Constituency if elected said he would continue to represent the values the people were expecting from a good representative.

He assured the people of his resolve to inspire transformation and engender a quantum leap in the gross domestic product (GDP) and infrastructural development of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, reiterating his overall goal of making the Constituency the preferred destination for business, tourism and living.

The US trained tax consultant also restated his commitment to tackle youth unemployment through the sponsorship of bills on integrated rural programmes and policies that would bridge the gap between urban and rural areas thereby tapping into riverine / water ways resources.

According to him, policies that would enhance infrastructural development, peace and security in the Constituency will be initiated. “Our policies will be targeted on how to achieve peace and security as that’s the foundation for growth and development. We will address the key issue of food production, youth and unemployment in order to solve security fragility.

On what is really the value of endorsements that politicians and their supporters seem to crave for it.

Push News 24 International spoke with the Mayoress, Hon Ramotalai Akinola-Hassan to get some clarity on this.

She said, “Endorsement is a normal thing in a multiparty democracy. It isexpected that when credible organizations or people who are opinion leaders endorse any candidate it would help to shape the opinion of those who may be undecided. There are people who have followers and admirers that take their opinion very seriously. So, when those people go out of their way to endorse a candidate, their followers and even those they may not know admire their opinions, may likely say, because such a person has endorsed the candidate, they would follow that candidate. That is the extent endorsement can help.

Push News 24 International reports that no fewer than over 1500 key stakeholders, community leaders, party Stalwarts and groups were present at the endorsement event.

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