The ambition of foremost Lagos State House of Assembly member, Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo to be at the Senate next year representing Lagos East Senatorial District received a huge boost recently when Lagos State lawmakers in the House of Representatives pledged their support and loyalty to him.
The lawmakers, representing the five federal constituencies of the senatorial district met with Osinowo popularly called Pepperito on Monday, September 3, 2018 in his office in Lagos.
The lawmakers described Osinowo has a unifying figure in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whose commitment to party ideals is not in doubt.
“Honourable Osinowo is a loyal party man to the core. He is humane, humble and kind-hearted. I made bold to say that Honourable Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo, the one we all call Pepperito is a symbol of what APC stands for. He is most qualified to represent us in the Upper Legislative Chamber of the National Assembly,” Wale Raji, member representing Epe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said.
His comments were supported and corroborated by Wole Diya of Somolu Federal Constituency who said, “Honourable Osinowo is a man of honour, a man you can repose your total trust in. He is highly qualified to represent Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate”.
The other Reps members in the team that met with Honourable Osinowo were: Babajimi Benson, Ikorodu Federal Constituency; Rotimi Agunsoye, Kosofe Federal Constituency and Ayeola Abayomi, Ibeju-Lekki Federal Constituency.
In his response, Osinowo expressed to the lawmakers for the honour and confidence bestowed on him. He stated that the decision for him to contest was not a unilateral one. “It was the unanimous decision of the APC leaders in the Lagos East Senatorial District and I see it as a call to serve my people in a higher legislative capacity,” he said.
He assured the lawmakers that if elected he will not relent in ensuring that programmes, projects and measures that will enhance the development and growth of the Lagos East Senatorial District in particular and Lagos State in general are put in place by the Federal Government.