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Lagos bye-election: I’ll succeed Gbajabiamila – APC candidate



Mr Faud Laguda, APC House of Representatives Candidate in the upcoming Surulere I Bye-election in Lagos State, says he is certain of victory.

It was reported that 12 candidates are jostling for the Surulere 1 house of representatives seat.

Recall that The Surulere Federal Constituency I seat became vacant due to the resignation of the former occupant, Femi Gbajabiamila, who after winning, was appointed by President Bola Tinubu as his Chief of Staff.

The bye-election is billed for Feb. 3.

Laguda spoke at the Demond Olushola Elliott (DOE) Support for Widows programme in Lagos on Sunday.

The programme was organised by Elliot, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Surulere 1 state constituency.

Laguda said he would win the election freely and fairly, urging the electoral commission to conduct a peaceful election so that the electorate could come out and vote en mass.

He said he believed that he had the support of majority of electorate, adding that his selling point was continuity and improvements on what Gbajabiamila had been doing.

Laguda promised to come up with bills and also facilitate more projects that would further bring development to the constituency if elected.

“I promise to continue with the good works that had been embarked on by Gbajabiamila. If I win the election, Surulere residents will enjoy what the former speaker had been doing for them in multiple folds,” he said.

Laguda said this was a new beginning because he would facilitate massive projects and come up with bills just like Gbajabiamila had been doing for the benefit of his constituents.

Speaking, Elliot said the programme is to give support to the widows and widowers in the constituency.

“Actually we do this programme every year but because I discovered that a lot of people do not know anything about the things we do in the office, I decided to make this one public.

“The second reason for this gesture is that this is January and a lot of spendings took place in December, following the yuletide.

“Many people will be struggling a lot in January so we feel that the widows and widowers don’t really have their partners to help them.

“To this end, I decided to support, because this is just food stuffs. Most importantly this is to let them know that we are not far from them.

“Apart from what we are giving, the interaction we are having with them makes them happy,” he said.

Elliot said he would be presenting two LAG Ride Buses to residents as a form of empowerment programme.

He noted that the two buses would make it seven LAG Ride buses that he had so far presented to his constituents in Surulere, in the last eight months.

The lawmaker appealed to residents to come out on Feb. 3, with their PVCs to elect Laguda.

Adekunle Williams

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