Hon. George Adegeye
By Oluwatope Lawanson
House of Rep. candidate of Labour Party in Amuwo-Odofin, Hon. George Adegeye has been declared winner of the Feb. 25, National Assembly election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Adegeye emerged victorious having polled a total of 46,702 of the valid votes cast in a landslide wide margin as against Prince Lanre Sanusi of APC his main contender who garnered 12,946 votes followed by the PDP candidate Hon. Oghene Ego a serving Rep. member who polled 5,752 votes.
The Returning Officer of Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency, Prof. Abayomi Okanlawon declaring Adegeye winner at the collation centre, noted that Adegeye won convincingly having polled the largest vote.
Expressing his joy, Adegeye said that his late mother Hon. Risikat Adegeye has just been properly immortalized by his victory at the poll.
“It was indeed a journey worth going and the end was very rewarding. I have reiterated severally that I am on a mission to accomplish my late mother’s wish to liberate the good people of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.
“You all have given me the privilege and I promise to use it judiciously.
“I am full of praise to almighty God for having vindicated my mother whose name and larger than life nature got immortalised by this hard earned victory.
“The journey was no doubt easy and filled with lots of trial and tribulations but the divine hands held me up to victory.
“This victory belong to the great people of Amuwo Odofin who today had their dreams come true, as this federal constituency will have a people focused representation again.
“I am elated that the good people of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency have shown me love and entrusted their mandate at the Green Chamber for 2023-2027 in my hands,” he said.
Adegeye who stated that his conscience is of moral compass. emphasized that he won’t make empty promises while assuring that he wiould not betray the people’s trust as overwhelmingly demonstrated through the ballot box
According to him, this victory is for the good people of Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.
“My manifesto (Time is Now) is the governance tool kit to implement the people’s desired projects and policies through legislative actions.
“It covers Education, Road Infrastructures, Health, ICT, Commerce, Sports, Talent Management among others.
“My profound appreciation is extended to all the various ethnic groups, religious sects, business groups, youth groups, women groups, and political groups who in one way or the other contributed in no small measure in giving us unprecedented victory in the history of our constituency.
“I assure you all that we would all work together to birth a new Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.
“I am very grateful for the unprecedented votes wholesomely casted in my favour. The people’s mandate is my testimony,”
Earlier in his remarks, the Director Media and Strategic Communication Bureau of Adegeye Campaign Organization, Ambassador Kingsley Nwanze said that the victory of Adegeye was that of the people of Amuwo Odofin Federal constituency.
“This victory belongs to the great people of Amuwo Odofin Federal constituency whose rights to seamless development in all spheres, have been trampled upon for quite long by marauders with the real intent of continuously pillaging their common patrimony.”