Former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Folarin and Hon Segun Dokun Odebunmi a.k.a Bunvic, a House of Representatives member representing Ogo Oluwa/Surulere Federal constituency, have flagged off their campaigns for National Assembly seats in 2019.
The political event started on Tuesday at Ogo Oluwa local government and moved to Surulere Local Government the next day with thousands of constituents trooping out to support the All Progressives Congress candidates.
Party leaders including Hon Simeon Oyeleke, Hon Isreal Akinwumi Ogundiran (Master), Alh Bukola Badmus, Chief Wasiu Gbodeniyi Hon Zachaeus Adelabu, Alhaji Bashir Akanbi ,Senatorial chairman Hon Sunday Adewale and Hon Jamal Nageri ,Hon Akindele and Exco members among others were at the event.
Hon. Odebunmi who is the Chairman House Committee on Information, National Orientation Ethics and Value is seeking to return to the green chambers for a third term while Senator Folarin is seeking a return to the red chamber to represent Oyo Central Senatorial District, eight years after he left as Senate Leader.
Speaking at the event ,the APC Chieftains said they are seeking to return to the National Assembly to contribute to the development of their constituency, Oyo state and Nigeria at large.
Odebunmi, while promising his people an improved reprentation at the Federal House said: “My achievements are just tip of iceberg. I still have so much to offer my constituents part of which is facilitation of projects that will enhance rural development.
“To an extent we have been able to make remarkable impacts on the lives of our people and we are going to do more not only in alleviating the suffering of the people but creating windows of opportunities for self development for our youth and support our farmers and market women.
“There is no doubting the fact that the APC government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari means well for the country and I want to implore you to keep faith with our party and vote for us massively for better development and growth of this nation.”
In his speech, Senator Teslim Folarin promised not to betray the confidence reposed in him if elected.
Some of the party chieftains who spoke at the event praised Hon Odebunmi for his contributions at the floor of National Assembly and his constituency and promised to mobilize greatly for the party during election.
The chairman of the party in the district, Akindele said “His coming to APC was a blessing to us. We quickly embraced him because he is an asset, a responsible politician and an embodiment of humility. He is active in his legislative duties and he brings dividends of democracy to his people. We are proud of him”