The eagerness of Ikorodu division residents for the forthcoming elections is enthusiastic and sharp as those readying for the finals of a soccer game.
From the youths to adults, the only fond conversation abode during this electioneering week is politics, conceivably due to the stamina and high fraction of dwellers identifying with the ruling party, APC.
The same resilience and enthusiasm were shown at the Sogidowo plank market in Itamaga on the 20th of February 2023 as Ikorodu Federal lawmaker, Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR took his party’s campaign into the interior part of the region.
Entrenched in Ikorodu North axis of the waterbed region, the campaign was received with utmost excitement and jubilation as the leadership of the wood market already publicised posters and leaflets of Rep. Benson across various shops ahead of his arrival.
On appearance, Jimi Benson appreciated the massive number of women traders that turned up for his visit, expressing his profound joy in their warm reception and songs of praise.
He also extended his recognition to the men and youths on standby.
Without wasting time, Jimi Benson acknowledged gazing through the market space before he came, promising to install solar lights across the market stretch for traders to see at nighttime and also for security justifications.
He also affirmed a borehole drilling for adequate water supply to the market, asserting that he’ll further look into constructing a public toilet system for general demand use.
His instant charitable gesture got the traders more delighted as they rained the lawmaker with praises and applause.
Intimating the traders on the forthcoming elections, Rep. Benson asked the hyped-up market merchants if they were ready to vote for a new president in Nigeria, and they shouted the name of the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate (Bola Tinubu!), in response.
The market women and men were also very happy to hear the name, ‘Sanwo-Olu’, mentioned by the federal lawmaker as the working Governor to re-elect.
Jimi Benson prompted the market populace to extend the same passion towards voting for the Lagos East senatorial district representative, Senator Adetokunbo Mukahil Abiru.
Furthermore, he implored the traders to vote for Ikorodu constituency 1 and 2 APC candidates, Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye (OGA), and Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro (AMA).
Explaining to the traders that the fresh party candidates will provide quality representation on all fronts.
Speaking to affirm their devotion, the entire market body led by Alhaji Lateef Shoberu and Alhaja Afusat Egbebi, replenished with excitement pledged their unwavering support to Rep. Benson and other flag-bearing candidates in APC, sounding their satisfaction with the leadership of the ruling party.
Both Executive Vice Chairmen of Ikorodu North and Ikorodu West LCDA, Hon. Ameen Olawale and Hon. Adesegun Aluko was present to chaperone the national legislator during his shortstop.
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