As the race for Ikorodu constituency 2 gets stiffer, it was a startling turn of events after a public meeting was held by the APC caucus group in Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA on the 13th of May 2022.
The gathering which was competently overseen by Governor Advisory Council Member, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun took place at his residence in Igbogbo.
Visibly present from the jump were constituency 2 aspirants, Hon Saka Nurudeen Solaja and Hon Hammed Aroyewun (HOA), the APC candidate who officially declared his notch down from the race a few days prior.
With the primary elections getting closer and tensions getting loftier, the symposium resemblance became apparent as the GAC member (Olorunfunmi Basorun) weighed in into the constituency 2 race which pertains to Igbogbo Baiyeku, Imota and Ijede LCDA in Ikorodu division.
A sphere in the race which has formally recognised a rotational trajectory approach would eventually see a historic turn as the group officially throws her support behind the incumbent constituency 2 representatives (Hon Saka Solaja).
Explaining his critical decision, Asiwaju Basorun explained that the traditional unwritten rotational agreements must stop for representatives to be given more opportunities to return and serve their constituency.
Basorun continued, “In situations like this, people always use the countenance to determine one’s decision, but the truth is, you can never know the mind of a person via their face”
“With Ikorodu constituency 2 as our main focus, I want to first acknowledge the likes of Hammed Aruyewun and others who have deemed it fit to step aside from this closely observed race that is filled with tension and unrest”
“My kind of pedigree cannot be lobbied with money to make any form of developmental decision, and whatsoever conclusion we take is for the better good and profit of the entire Ikorodu division”
“Hon Saka Nurudeen Solaja is currently the Chairman of the public account committee at the Lagos State House Of Assembly, it is only wise that at this juncture, we allow him to return to the house of assembly in a bid to make him evolve into a principal member” Basorun asserted
Asiwaju Basorun further stated that in a meeting with the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu advised selves to allow their representatives to return to the house in a quest for elevated chances.
He further highlighted undertakings that have been implemented by Hon Solaja, citing it as another core reason for the incumbent representative to return.
With the remarks made by Olorunfunmi Bosorun, the rotational approach witnessed in Ikorodu constituency 2 is set to come to an end, given the race, an open plain field for aspiring candidates to clinch the assembly seat.
Hon Saka Solaja, after receiving the endorsement by the APC caucus group, in his short remark thanked Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun for the endorsement to serve again at the house of assembly.
Acknowledging hon Hammed Aroyewun for stepping aside in the race, the incumbent representative further urged all his supporters to get ready and vote for him in the oncoming primaries.