Lagos State Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) House of Representatives candidates, Hon. James Faleke and Dr BabatundeAdejare, have unfolded their manifestos at a reception held for them in their respective constituencies.
Faleke, who is the Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), picked the ticket to represent Ikeja Federal Constituency in the Lower Chamber.
He thanked the party leadership and constituents or bestowing on him the democratic honour, promising never to let them down.
"I am particularly indebted to God, the national leader of our great party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Governor of Lagos State, Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, his Osun State counterpart, Chief Rauf Aregbesola, the leader of our party in Lagos, Chief Henry Ajomale, the leader of ACN in Ikeja, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, and all other leaders and members of the party. This is a great call to service and I want to assure that I will not disappoint them for reposing such a confidence in me," Faleke said.
The politician, who coordinates the 57 council chairmen in Lagos, promised to his experience as a council chairman to canvass for the listing of the LCDAs in the state in the constitution.
"It is going to be one of my priority areas. I will also canvass for a special status to be given Lagos as a former capital of the country," he said.
Adejare, who picked the party’s ticket to run for the Agege Federal Constituency’s seat in the House of Representatives, expressed gratitude to God and the leaders of the party. "I will always be grateful to God, Asiwaju Tinubu, Governors Fashola and Aregbesola and the entire leadership and members of our great party," he said.
The medical doctor-turned politician, said that he would articulate the problems conronting his constituency on the floor of the House.
Like Faleke, Adejare, who would have spent eight years in the House of Assembly by May, said that the agitation for special status for Lagos would be reinvigorated.
"Lagos is the former capital of the country and, over the years, it has been neglected by the federal government since the seat of power moved to Abuja. We will canvass for a special status for the state," he said.
Adejare said that he would work hard to ensure that his constituency feels the impact of the federal government. "I want my people to feel the impact of the federal government . This can be done when the federal government brings projects to my constituency," he added.
Many attributed the victory of Wahab Wale Alawiye-King at the party’s primaries to represent Lagos Island State Constituency 1 for a second term in the state House of Assembly to his commendable performance in his first term. "Alawiye-King performed well. He was an active member of the Assembly and well loved by his constituents. He sponsored many poverty alleviation programmes. It would have been a big surprise, if he had lost at the primaries," Ade Ojikutu, a member of ACN in Lagos Island, said at the reception.
Alawiye-King said: "I want to express appreciation to Asiwaju Tinubu, Governors Fashola and Aregbesola and the entire leaders and members of our party for this great honour".