Sunday August 01, 2021 10:11 PM

Lagos by-election: I will advocate for special status for Lagos if …….- Abiru

The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tokunbo Abiru in Lagos East, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru has promised to push for special status for Lagos State if he wins the election.

The by-election will take place on Saturday, December 5.

Abiru who ended his campaign on Tuesday said he would serve with integrity and honesty.

Acccording to him, he would team up with other Senators to ensure true federalism and devolution of power.

He pledged that his era would mark a new dawn as regards legislative activities if he emerged Senator.

He said:  “December 5 Offers Lagos East Fresh Hope,” he promised to represent the people with commitment, integrity and passion, saying he would leverage on his political and social capital acquired over three decades as an economist, chartered accountant, commissioner for finance and bank CEO.

“I have assured the people of Lagos East, irrespective of their ethnic, political and religious affiliations that I will use the office of senator and my energy and resources to improve their well-being, welfare, prosperity, empowerment and security.”

“I have done this as a private citizen and will sustain and enhance such pro-people programmes as an elected senator from December 5.

“I have observed that the pressure on Lagos infrastructure, arising from federal establishments such as seaports, airports and military installations without statutory federal support, is unfair and unacceptable.

“I have also noted that the massive rate of migration from different states of the federation to Lagos State has placed additional burden on the government and people of Lagos State,” he said.


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