Lagos speaker declares ambition to be governor


The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, says he will be seeking the nomination of the All Progressives Congress for the election of Lagos State governor in 2015.

A statement by Ikuforiji’s media aide, Rotimi Adebayo, on Sunday said Adeyemi spoke about his decision at a meeting with members of staff of the Assembly.

Ikuforiji, while addressing the meeting tagged, ‘Quarterly Interactive Session,’ declared that he had consulted with God.

According to the statement, God asked Ikuforiji to move on in his bid to be the next governor of the state.

The statement added, “The announcement was greeted with loud applause from the workers.”

The Speaker also said he had consulted widely with stakeholders in the polity, opinion leaders and his colleagues in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

He said, “I have called on God concerning my ambition and He has given me the approval to go ahead.”

Ikuforiji stated that he had succeeded in establishing a virile legislative house, promising to build a state where people would be happy.

“I have not come here to formally declare my ambition to be governor of Lagos State, what I am doing is to inform you of my intention. When the time comes, I will do so and the whole of Lagos will know I do so,” he added.

While commending the management and the entire staff of the assembly for their professionalism and sense of duty, the Speaker expressed his appreciation for their efforts in helping him manage the legislature in the state.

He urged them to strive more to make Lagos legislature an excellent example in the world.

Source:Punch News


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