Faleke Wins the Ikeja Federal Constituency Seat for the Fourth time in the APC Primaries
Mr. Ewosho Oladunjoye, the Returning Officer, declared Faleke the winner of the Ikeja Federal Constituency seat for the 4th term.
The electoral exercise was conducted free and fair in a peaceful environment. Fifty delegates were expected to be accredited and vote for their preferred candidate. Forty-eight (48) were present and accredited. Hon. Toke Benson and Hon. Mutiu Okunola are the two delegates who were absent from the exercise.
“Hon. James Faleke scored 47 votes out of the 48 votes cast; one was void; and the other aspirants were nil,” as declared by Mr. Oladunjoye, the returning officer.
In a press conference following the primaries, Faleke thanked the party leaders, delegates, party members, and the people of Ikeja for their support and gave him another chance to represent them in the House of Representatives.
He promised his constituents that they would not be disappointed and that more development projects that would add value to Ikeja could be expected.
“I thank the entire leadership of the Ikeja Federal Constituency for their confidence in me to serve as their representative once more.”
“I want to thank all of the grassroots members, artisans, market women, youths, and women of Ikeja Constituency for their support over the years.”
“I will continue to use the opportunities and experiences I’ve gained over the last 11 years to help develop my constituency and Lagos as a whole.”
“I can assure you that this fourth term will be far superior to the previous ones,” he promised.
Faleke urged the other aspirants who ran against him to join hands and work together for the betterment of the people.
According to him, the field is open for everyone to test their popularity, but the desire to represent the people should take precedence over the desire to represent oneself.
“Everyone can participate in politics, but we must be prepared to serve the people.”
Similarly, Lagos Chief of Staff Mr. Tayo Ayinde expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the primaries, noting that it was a peaceful, free, and fair process.
“I am not a delegate, but I am here to support our delegates, and I believe that Hon. James Faleke is the candidate who can deliver the dividends of democracy and provide quality representation to the people of Ikeja Federal Constituency.”
Our correspondent reports that the exercise was held at the Oluwaleyimu Youths Sports Center in Ikeja under heavy security personnel, including the police, DSS, and Neighborhood Watch.