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No defector will win in 2019 elections –APC lawmaker



An All Progressives Congress lawmaker in Lagos State, Mr Adedotun Adegbola , on Thursday said that politicians who defected from the party would not win in the 2019 elections.Adegbola spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of Mrs Risikat Adegeye ’ s declaration to contest Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency in the 2019 elections.

He described those who left APC as frustrated opportunists .

“ None of them will win their elections. None of them will win another seat . That is their last tenure . They ’ re gone with the winds .

“ It makes us stronger . The virus in the party is going out .

“ Ordinarily , there may be virus in your system but the moment they start getting out of your system , you start feeling better , feeling stronger , ” said the Lagos lawmaker .

Another lawmaker , Mr Tunde Ajayi , told NAN that the defections were done for selfish ambitions .

“ I ’ m not bothered ; they scampered in and scampered out . So we ’ re not bothered at all .

“ If you look at them , it is for selfish reasons and because they can ’ t achieve their selfish ambitions , that ’ s why they ’ re going back , ” he said .

Ajayi urged the people to take advantage of the ongoing voter registration exercise which would end on August 17 to get their permanent voter card .

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Speaking at the event , the leader of Olusi Market in Festac Town , Alhaja Nurat Shittu , urged women in politics to be firm in spite of many challenges they faced at home .

“ Women must be firm in politics and get our rights from the men . If you don ’ t win today , you can win tomorrow .

“ As a politician , you just have to stay firm . Let ’ s continue doing it , I know one day , we ’ ll get there , ” she said .

An APC youth leader , Mr Omosona Olakunle , said he supported Adegeye because of her performance when she represented Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in the Lagos House of Assembly .

“ She facilitated many developmental projects in the area and empowered many youths of which I am a beneficiary .

“ She has empowered over 1 , 000 youths of Amuwo Odofin through vocational trainings like fashion design, events management and makeup , ” Olakunle .

Earlier , Adegeye told NAN that she was confident that she would achieve more for the constituency if elected into the House of Representatives .

“ Education is very paramount to me . I plan to sustain the educational projects we have in place already .

“ I also plan to have an old people ’ s home for my constituency and help improve on healthcare , ” she said .

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She promised to provide work tools to about 350 individuals who just completed their skills acquisition training at Amuwo Odofin Local Government and Oriade Local Council Development Area .

( NAN )