Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial district, and Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Contents, Solomon Adeola Olamilekan has asked his critics to stop misinterpreting his endorsement of governor Akinwunmi Ambode as part of his plans to return to Lagos.
In a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr. Kayode Odunaro which was made available to DAILY ASSET in Abuja, Friday, he described as misguided, moves by his critics, saying that he has abandoned his 2019 gubernatorial ambition.
He said, consultations were ongoing, adding that his ambition was triggered by the people of Ogun state where he hails from as he was said to have been doing well by Ogun citizens who want his performance reflected on the state.
Adeola urged his opponents not to panic over placards of his acceptability at the political event in Lagos to the extent of organising social media war against him.
‘The spin doctors of those perpetually in fear of the wide acceptance of Senator Adeola across Ogun state for Ogun 2019 was hinged on various banners, placards and T-shirts agitation by satisfied constituents of Yayi at the endorsement of Ambode for Second term programme, that they desire his continuity as a senator having meritoriously served them in various capacities till date.”
“My presence at the occasion was misrepresented as having returned to Lagos as if I ever left my constituents in the first place.”
The lawmaker added that it was incumbent on him to endorse Lagos State governor as he was still representing Lagos West in the Senate, wondering how that action has become an issue.
“I continue to effectively represent Lagos West in the Red Chambers and in all matters relating to Lagos West and Lagos State. It was in my dutiful representation of the largest Senatorial District in Nigeria that I have to be in one accord with my political leaders and constituents to give a merited endorsement for governor Ambode’, he maintained.