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Epe Constituency Fights For Right To Produce House Of Reps Member



Stakeholders in Epe Federal Constituency 2 Area of Lagos State have said it is turn of the Constituency to produce next member of Federal House of Representatives, saying they will not lose it to another zone in the state.

The request to produce the member of Federal House of Representatives resonated at fourth edition of the annual Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting of Lagos State House of Assembly, which held simultaneously in the 40 constituencies that make up the Assembly.

According to the stakeholders the lawmaker representing Epe Constituency 2 in the Assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olulade should be allowed to represent Epe in the Federal House of Representatives from 2019.

According to them, the lawmaker has paid his dues in his two terms sojourn in the Assembly, adding that he has all it takes to take Epe to the next level as a federal lawmaker.

Chairman of Eredo Local Government council area, whose secretariat hosted the meeting, Hon. Adeniyi Saliu said the essence of the stakeholders meeting was to provide an avenue for the representatives of the people to give feedback to the people they are representing.

Saliu stressed that having represented the people of the area in the House of Assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olulade is more qualified to step up his game to the House of Representatives, wondering why some people were against his candidature.

According to him, zoning is a mandate that must be upheld in Epe constituency, and that this is the mandate of APC as a party.

Widow of a former governor of Lagos State, Sir. Michael Otedola, Lady Adedoja Otedola, said Olulade as a worthy Ambassador of Epe, has done well for the people.

In his keynote address, Hon. Olusegun Olulade said that the fourth edition of the stakeholders meeting, which is the last before the next election, was a positive narrative of change

“Everyone has the right to take part in the enthronement of the government of the state both the executive and legislature,” he said.

Olulade posited that “We have continued to improve on our Law making drive and process by reviewing and amending the old legislations and initiating new ones where necessary, to meet current needs.

“Others are disbursement of reasonable funds for youth empowerment by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, equipping of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps with operational vehicles, completion of Ayinke House at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja and other on-going projects across the state and allow the zoning system to work in Epe.

According to him, “it is the turn of Ikosi/Ejirin to produce the House of Representatives member from Epe and I should be given the chance to represent the constituency in the Federal House of Representatives”