The newly-elected All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos West Senatorial District Candidate, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule has expressed her appreciation of the confidence reposed in her by her senatorial district chapter of the APC. She singled out the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, members of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), other respected leaders and members of the APC for their invaluable encouragement and support during the consultations and the primary election.
Recall former Deputy Governor, Dr. Adebule, a grassroots mobiliser, polled 424 votes to defeat former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who had 119 votes and one-time Commissioner for Transportation Comrade Kayode Opeifa who polled only four (4) votes.
She specially praised the delegates for trusting her with their votes.
Her words: “To our dear delegates who took the bull by the horn and made a historic decision to place merit and interest of the people above all other considerations have by their action driven our party and Lagos West to the path of greatness. You are the heroes/heroines of this feat and we celebrate you and thank you for trusting me with your mandate and I will not disappoint you by the grace of God Almighty. If not for your commitment, I probably won’t be standing as the candidate for Lagos West today. What you all did is something I really treasure and I know that our party at large appreciates and treasure the choice you have made”.
The former deputy governor also hailed Obanikoro and Opeifa for putting up a good contest.
“I salute your doggedness and spirit of sportsmanship displayed throughout the process, but it is important to appreciate that only one contestant will be the candidate, which was decided through the free, fair and transparent process we went through on Saturday. It is also important to stress that we are all winners as there is neither any victor nor vanquished. I therefore call on all of you to join me as we begin the next phase of this task which is to win the general election,” she urged.
Adebule appreciated the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, who came to give her moral support, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Council Chairmen led by the Conference 57 Secretary Hon. Rasak Ajala, party chairmen and members of the party in the Lagos West Senatorial district for the overwhelming victory granted her.
She also never forgot to commend the Adebule Campaign Team, election panel from the national secretariat of the party, Lagos CWC, officials of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), security officials and members of the fourth estate of the realm for their efforts in the success of the primary election.