The lawmaker representing Lagos West senatorial district, Solomon Adeola on Wednesday stirred reaction after he broke down in tears while been presented with the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for Ogun West senatorial ticket.
Senator Adeola in his plan to contest in Ogun State had transferred his APC membership from Lagos to Ogun State.
Some APC leaders from Yewa under the auspices of West to West for Dapo Abiodun (W2W4DA) on Wednesday presented the senatorial expression of interest and nomination forms to Senator Adeola in Ilaro.
A member of the Governor Elders Forum, Mufutau Ajibola, while presenting the form to the lawmaker, disclosed that the form was purchased by members of the group and sympathizers.
According to Ajibola, the fund used in purchasing the form was contributed by 71 people within 48 hours.
He noted that most of them are civil servants, professionals in the private sector, business men, community leaders and Ogun West indigenes in diaspora.
He said, “A total of 71 people across the length and breadth of Ogun West, most of them here present cutting across public servants, professionals in the private sector, business men, community leaders and Ogun West indigenes in diaspora voluntarily donated to fund the procurement of the forms raising the needed amount under 48 hours between 3pm on Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th 2022.
“Just as we had young people in their 30s contributing, we also had elders in the 80s putting their hard-earned money into this project. This is an unprecedented feat signifying a new trajectory of collectivity and brotherhood in Ogun West Senatorial district.”
Senator Adeola while receiving the form said, “I thank God Almighty for a day like this, I am short of words. Today, I am more than happy and I am more than grateful to God for my people have taken this bold step and think that the best thing to do is to buy my nomination forms for the Senate of Ogun West . It is more than enough for me.”
“I vividly remember when I decided to return home , it was tough. I asked myself what I am about to do, is it the right thing or the wrong thing? Initially when I saw the heavy resistance that was given to me across the length and breadth of my land. I was afraid. They said I am not a Yewa man. All sorts of lies, all sorts of confusion everywhere.
“Even the then Governor sponsored my people against me , they told me that I am from Ekiti , that I am not from Yewa and they did that rigorously, campaigned with it, said all sorts of things about it. My people did not believe me I had to go to another Senatorial district, that is why you hear that Yayi is popular in other senatorial districts then because they believed in me that I was from Yewa, but today my people have accepted the fact that I am from Yewa . I am now more popular in Yewa, Ogun West than any other state.
“You have shown to me today that there is no cause to regret my decision to return back home. I must say this, I am overwhelmed.”