By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Residents of Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1, on Wednesday commended the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the victory of Honourable Mojisola Alli-Macaulay at the recently concluded general elections.
In its comment, Women Advancement Network (WAN) in Lagos state, described Alli-Macaulay as a seasoned broadcaster, with grassroots network to advance the cause of women, widows, children and the vulnerable amongst the constituents.
WAN coordinator, Priscilla Kuforiji said Alli-Macaulay “is a competent, cerebral and capable woman with character,” saying, “we are so confident of her pedigree, resourcefulness and unblemished records of private and public service she is bringing to the lawmaking tasks ahead,” .
A community leader, Chief James Agbaje off 401 road, in his remarks declared that Alli-Macaulay represented a new wine, going by her carriage and conduct during the electioneering”, adding, “we’re pray that her tenure ushers in glad tidings for the entire Amuwo Odofin constituency 1”.
Another Community leader in 207 road, stressed that the last four years was a turbulent one for some residents in Amuwo Odofin because of the alleged high handedness of a certain lawmaker reputed to be a ‘gun runner’ with several cases with the security agents’.
A pharmacist, Eucharia Chukwu who have outlets in 402 and 512 roads recalled how some loyalists of a candidate were beaten blue and black because of the antecedents of their candidate, “who was reputed to be arming thugs to unleash terrors on hapless citizens.
“The said candidate failed at last poll, because he has a pending trial with the Nigerian Police on unlicensed ammunition charges and other criminal acts”, Chukwu added.
An APC chieftain in Festac suburb, Mallam Garba Muhammad noted that the party’s screening was the best which allowed people of proven integrity to emerge at all levels. Special thanks to our leader, Asiwaju Tinubu for discovering quality men and women to fly our tickets for the 2019 elections.
“And with Mojisola Alli-Macaulay as the lawmaker-elect for Amuwo Odofin 1, residents will now breathe a sigh of relief. She will be a good representative going by her antecedents as a Councillor where she sponsored a number of by-laws that have direct impact on our people in the local government”, the APC Chieftain said
New Nigerian recalled that Mojisola Alli-Macaulay popularly called Mama defeated her arch rival and incumbent lawmaker, Dipo Olorunrinu of the Peoples Democratic Party to emerge as the new lawmaker to represent Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 in March 9 gubernatorial and house of Assembly elections.