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Hon Olaitan Segun Folorunso

Construction Expert and Philanthropist, Hon Olaitan Segun Folorunso popularly called Olawestern has won in grand style, the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary ticket for Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1, to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Push News 24 International reports that Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly has failed to pick the APC ticket to run for a second term.

The primary was conducted under heavy presence of security personnel, including the Nigeria Police, Department of States Services (DSS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and observers from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The primary election took place at Amuwo Odofin on Friday with a total of 20 delegates present, who voted Olawestern in as the candidate of the APC.

Alli-Macaulay, the incumbent lawmaker, seemingly unpopular lost the ticket to Mr Olaitan Folorunso at the APC free and fair primary election held on Friday.

Push News 24 International also reports that the accreditation of delegates began at 2.20 p.m. while voting commenced at 2.40 p.m.

Olawestern’s constituents, who turned out to witness the historic event, jubilated after the grassroots politician was confirmed as the candidate of the party, having gotten the highest votes cast.

Olawestern, who has been who has been supporting the party financially and participating actively in community initiatives was also the favorite of the people in the 2019 primaries but had to accept the party decision to step aside to favour a gender balance in the polity. This he accepted and never relent in his efforts to affect the lives of his people, the result of which was the outcome of the 2022 APC primaries.

Olawestern has been provided excellent initiatives to the people of Amuwo Odofin 1, he had initiated many people-oriented programmes and empowerment outreaches that has affected positively the lives of the people.

One of the delegates (name withheld) was quoted to have said ” since 2019 to date, Olawestern has doubled his efforts in his rapport and activities with the people and his main interests are in the infrastructure, social welfare, education and health, in which he has provided many interventions”

According to another delegate, “he deserves the peoples backing because of all he has done for the constituency”.

“This is in appreciation of what he has done for us in Amuwo Odofin despite not been in government and has positively touched the lives of all in Amuwo beyond our expectations. He appears as the most prepared amongst all,” she said.

Three aspirants, including Mr Adesina Ado, contested for the ticket at Amuwo Odofin constituency 1, while 20 delegates from four wards voted at the election.

Alli-Macaulay got four votes, Ado also picked four while Folorunso won with 12 votes to emerge winner.

The Returning Officer, Mr Akintola Falade, announced Folorunso as the winner of the APC LAHA primary election.

“When we summed up the number of the figures, while Mojisola Alli-Macaulay scored four, Ado Adesina scored four, Folorunso Olaitan scored 12.

“By virtue of that, we have Hon. Olaitan Segun Folorunso as winner of the primary election conducted today, May 27, at Amuwo Odofin constituency 1,” he said.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : January 1st, 2022.


Parents have been advise to take advantage of government’s health aid in the provision of child care and delivery services across the country and always collect their children’s birth certificates, these was the position of a grassroot philanthropist who visited the first baby 2022 in Amuwo Odofin LGA, in Lagos State.

Hon. Folorunsho Ola Western led members of Tinubu Support Organization to visit the first baby of the year-2022 at the Mother and Child Centre in Amuwo Odofin. This visit is in honour of Her Excellency, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, former first lady of Lagos State and current Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District.

Baby Agbo, a female was delivered at the Maternal and Child Centre in Festac Town at 00:00 01/01/2022. Hon Ola Western presented baby gift items to the first baby and also provided cash for her immediate upkeep. The baby’s mother could not hide her excitement as she showered encomiums and prayers on Ola Western.

Besides, Push News 24 International confirm that the Amuwo Odofin breed also tasked Amuwo Odofin Constituency I residents to promote healthy living, as he welcomed and presented the gifts items.

OlaWestern, who was in the hospitals to celebrate with mothers, said the birth of children do not happen by chance, but required that mothers take steps to ensure that they live a healthy life, while pregnant and get skilled care during labour and delivery.

While noting that the birth of children brings good fortune to a society, Hon Ola Folorunsho said the birth of children was significant and symbolises the assurance that human heritage and the life force continued to the next generation.

Ola Western is the Chairman of Tinubu Support Organization (TSO) in Amuwo Odofin LGA also paid the bills of some indigent patients. This is aside the food items and cash that were distributed in about three wards within the hospital.

in his words, he said it is important we consistently show love to the people especially those that are already despaired emotionally. He has assured the management of the hospital of his continuous supports.

He furthercongratulated the parents of the babies at the hospital and urged them to take good care of their children so that they would grow and achieve their full potentials in life.Appealing to all parents to ensure good upbringing of their children,

OlaWestern charged the parents on the need to give them good education, just as he admonished them to take good care of them so that they could be useful to their families, the state, and entire country.He also charged the nursing mothers to breastfeed their children exclusively for at least six months so as to help them grow up healthy

Push News noted that this kind of philanthropist gestures shows that one do not necessarily have to occupy political office to impact the peoples lives. Empathic and transformative leadership should be a lifestyle for anyone that truly wants to lead as exemplified in the life of our National Leader,Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : January 1st, 2022

The CEO of OlaWestern Concrete, Hon. Ola Folorunsho aka OlaWestern has advised residents of Amuwo Odofin Constituency I, Lagos State to abide by their New Year’s resolutions.

A New Year’s resolution is a personal commitments in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour, in order to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life.

In most cases people jettison their resolutions and return to their old ways at times before January runs out.

OlaWestern urged his constituents to eschew this pattern saying people must improve themselves to engender a better society in his New Year’s message released and personally signed by him.

“The hour has come for most of us to make resolutions that often are fleeting. Like they say it is easier said than done. We must buck this ugly trend of making resolutions that are mostly given up soon after they were made. No country gets better just by her citizenry’s mere wishes.

“The only ace we can all play is to set realistic resolutions and stick to them. The change we all desire about Nigeria, starts with us. We must all become agents of change,” the 2013 Amuwo Odofin House of Assembly aspirant appealed.

While also thanking God OlaWestern said …

“I join you the good people of Amuwo-Odofin Constituency 1 in giving thanks to God for the privilege to see a new year. To him be the glory and honour, Amen.

I want to enjoin us to hit the ground running, starting with identifying those things you plan to achieve then committing yourself to its manifestation.

The year is young, the sky is blue, Spread your wings and fly”

Let me seize the opportunity to also ask us to remain responsible, obey all Covid-19 safety protocols.”

He implored electorates in Amuwo Odofin to start the year with a focus on the forthcoming general election and vote for credible leaders at the APC National Convention, saying only this way the Nigeria of their dream would come to pass.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 26th, 2021


Immediately past Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin LGA, Comrade Ayodele Adewale has admonished Nigerians and Amuwo Odofin residents to respect constituted authorities and be their brothers’ keepers in words and deeds.

Com Ayodele Adewale, Frm Executive Chairman, Amuwo Odofin LGA and current Organizing Secretary,APC Lagos State

In a Christmas message made available to the media on Saturday, Com Ayodele rejoiced with Nigerians, particularly Christians, on this year’s celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

He noted that it was very appropriate for citizens to reflect on the love of God aptly espoused in the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Lagos State Organizing Secretary recalled that during His earthly sojourn, Jesus Christ repeatedly reminded his disciples and followers of the peace that comes in the midst of trials and tribulations on earth.
“There is no better time than now in our nation’s history and indeed Lagos State to pray for divine guidance to get over our current challenges at the local and federal levels.

“We can have peace in Nigeria if we all learn to tolerate and appreciate one another, respect constituted authorities; and be our brothers’ keepers in word and deeds,” he stated.

Adewale further called for special prayers for all the nation’s heroic citizens who paid the supreme price to restore peace and security in the North-East and other flashpoints in the country.
He assured that his immediate priority as a State Exco is to galvanize all party programs towards stimulating it’s implementation at all levels in Lagos State.

Prince Lanre Sanusi (PLS)

Prince Lanre Sanusi popularly called PLS, in a recent viral video, also felicitated with the Christian faithfuls in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.

Sanusi in a statement urged Nigerians to use the Yuletide to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasises selflessness, piety, brotherly kindness and love towards one another.

PLS an House of Representatives hopeful reiterated his commitment at ensuring that Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency regains its pride among the comity of Federal Constituencies through relevant and timely legislations come 2023. The Awori-born of Lagos State said the nation could only be out of the woods when the citizenry resonate the teachings of Christ.

“This is the season of love and forgiveness. It should not be seen only as just a merrymaking period but as a time to pray fervently for a peaceful and prosperous nation. As a nation, we have passed through series of challenges but the fact remains that we can only surmount our economic crisis if we stay united, extend hands of fellowship to one another and be law-abiding.
“We must also rededicate ourselves to the ennobling virtues of faith in God, love for one another, honesty and peaceful coexistence. It is time to make these virtues more evident and practical in our daily lives,” PLS stated.

Hon Valentine Buraimoh, Executive Chairman, Amuwo Odofin LGA

The Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin LGA, Hon. Valentine Buraimoh (V.O.B), in his message sighted by Push News 24 International, urged Christians to walk in Christ’s footsteps of love and peace towards one another, their neighbours and to humanity as a whole.

The number one citizen of Amuwo Odofin noted that faithful adherence to the virtues of Jesus Christ, including love, unity, sacrifice and peaceful coexistence, which constitute the fundamental ingredients for development of any nation, will lead to the growth and stability of Nigeria.
While wishing Amuwo Odofin residents a happy celebration, VOB assured them that the elected Government under his leadership is working tirelessly to ensure that the promises in the Change Agenda are delivered for the benefit of all Nigerians in the shortest possible time.

Hon Ola Folorunsho (OlaWestern)

In the same vein, Honourable Ola Folorunsho popularly called (OlaWestern), urged Amuwo Odofin residents to remain united in the spirit of the Yuletide.
He equally urged them to emulate the life of Christ and eschew violence and corruption that is capable of bringing the country down.

In the goodwill message personally signed by the 2023 Lagos State Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 Aspirant, OlaWestern, also asked Lagosians to always strive towards doing things that would further strengthen the unity of the State.

The philanthropist turned politician said the character of Jesus Christ, who is the main reason for the celebrations, should reflect in the life of every Christian.

“this period also calls for unity of purpose among Nigerians, citizens should be their brother’s keeper at all times.”

OlaWestern noted that Nigeria is passing through a lot at the moment but that with the prayers of the citizens and their support, the leaders would be able to provide good direction.

Hon Dipo OLORUNRINU ( Talk-and-Do), Immediate past Amuwo Odofin Constituency I Member

Similarly, former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Constituency 1, Amuwo Odofin, Hon Dipo OLORUNRINU aka Talk-and-Do, has congratulated all Nigerian Christians as they celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.

In a message sighted online by Push News 24 International, the former Amuwo Odofin Chairmanship aspirant urged Christians to reflect on the teachings of Jesus Christ, which entails love for neighbour, peaceful coexistence, and loyalty to constituted authority.

“On behalf of my family, supporters and constituents, I wish to sincerely congratulate all our Christian brothers and sisters in Amuwo Odofin on the celebration of the feast of Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ.

“As you celebrate, continue to pray for Amuwo Odofin LGA and reflect on the life of Jesus Christ, his humility, sacrifice, love for neighbour and loyalty to God and constituted authority,” he said.

Talk-and-Do further assured his teaming supporters to remain in solidarity as the mandate of the people will be restored in due time regardless of any delays or denial.

Hon Wale Rauf, Member Representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 2 ( Oriade LCDA)

Lagos State House of Assembly member representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 2 (Oriade LCDA), Hon Wale Rauf, had called on Nigerians to use the celebration of the Christmas to be Peace Ambassadors, as the country is in serious need of continuous peace advocacy.

Rauf made this call in his Christmas Message to his constituents in Oriade LCDA, Constituency 2. In a statement he pointed out that though the country maybe facing serious challenges, especially on issues of security, and rising cost of living standard, there is still the need for all to pursue peace in their activities, knowing that the birth of Jesus Christ was to ensure humanity is saved and live in peace.

According to him, “We can overcome most of our challenges if we all fight the cause of a peaceful living, and association, as we are of God.”

We know that Christ came to bring salvation to the world. He came to redeem us. And in redeeming us, we must also show to our neighbours, that same love God showed to us, when he sent his only son for our sake to the world.”

“I know we are facing challenges from different fronts. Challenges of insecurity, COVID-19 pandemic with the continuous mutation of the virus to different strains, high rise in living standard, I however urge you not to loose hope, but trust that God who sent his only son for our sake, will not abandon us.”

The Lagos State government is doing everything possible to ensure a better Lagos, hence, we all need to support the State in this effort”

“We must therefore continue to preach peace where ever we find ourselves. We must be peace ambassadors through our works and deeds, knowing that Christmas is a period of Love, and Peace Building.’ Rauf said.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : December 24th, 2021

As part of activities to mark the Christmas celebration, Amuwo Odofin breed and philanthropist, Hon Ola Folorunsho popularly called OlaWestern, has fed over 500 families in his Constituency.

OlaWestern who said he felt homely to celebrate the Yuletide with his constituents distributed food items and other gift items to well over 500 family units of his Amuwo Odofin Constituency I area of Lagos State, Nigeria.

Hon Folorunsho told Push News 24 International Correspondent who was at the event that the gesture was primarily aimed at alleviating the sufferings of the indigents and to give a befitting Christmas to his party members, a gesture he said were a predominant characteristics of the sterling qualities of the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The name Asiwaju is synonymous with charity. That name is a household name, not just in Nigeria but Africa at large. And each time that name is mentioned, what strikes the mind is how the bearer has been touching lives. The event was just an extension of, and a further preaching of what the name Asiwaju stands for. From the smiles on the faces of beneficiaries on that day, you can’t but appreciate the value added to their lives and the community. At least some people who may not have, will celebrate Christmas like others who do” he said.

On what his motivation was Hon OlaWestern said “The event, which is aimed at putting food on the tables of 500 homes in Amuwo-Odofin for Christmas celebration, is very close to my heart because I am of the believe that serving humanity is serving God. I am naturally a charitable fellow, and putting smiles on the faces of people has always brought satisfaction to me. And no time can be more timely than now to do this especially, when we consider the economic situation of the country”

My motivation is to see people happy. It gives me joy when I am the course of the smiles on people faces. Those who know me well can attest to this.”

Going forward, we intend to extend the number beyond 500. We intend to see how more homes can be reached. More so, beyond distributing food items and cash gifts, we are looking at how to economically empower people so that they can stand on their own.” OlaWestern added.

The 2023 Amuwo Odofin Constituency I aspirant told Push News 24 International that the event was solely sponsored by him out of his modest savings and he is happy with the success of the gesture, he further used the opportunity to call on wealthy residents of Amuwo Odofin LGA to support the government in helping Indigent persons enjoy the holidays and festivities.

OlaWestern who was recently honoured as one of the 50 Most Influential Persons in Amuwo Odofin in his goodwill message said ” I like to urge the good people of Amuwo-Odofin to celebrate with love, kindness, peace, and tolerance. The essence of the season is to show love, so we must be our brothers’ keeper. To those of us who have, let’s not forget those who don’t. Out society will be safe if we are all happy. Above all, I will like to encourage the people of Amuwo-Odofin to keep faith with the system, as some of us are working tirelessly to ensure that we have good representatives and leaders to move our beloved community forward. This is wishing all stakeholders of Amuwo-Odofin a Mery Christmas, and a happy and prosperous new year in advance.”

Push News learnt that the food fest is planned to be an annual festival as this was the maiden edition, held on the 19th of December, 2021.

It was observed that the people of Amuwo-Odofin LGA were the direct beneficiaries. The criteria was that you must be a resident of Amuwo-Odofin although, it was also observed that some people came from other LGA’s , hence, the reason for the mammoth crowd, even at that they all had something to go home with.

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