Solomon Adeola, the Lagos west senatorial candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has refuted claims that he once contested for a senatorial seat in Ogun state.
Adeola, who is presently representing the people of Alimosho federal constituency at the lower chamber, said those spreading the rumour were “unintelligent and mischievous”.
“That I have contested in Ogun state is a wicked lie, a dead-on-arrival rumour and an attempt to truncate our soaring popularity,” he said.
“Those behind it are very unintelligent and mischievous. One fact I can’t deny is that I hail from Ogun state, but I was born, bred and buttered in Lagos, Alimosho to be precise.
“My people at home (Ogun state), having seen my contribution to the legislative institutions in Lagos and Nigeria, deem it fit that I should come back home. But for the fact that the people of Alimosho and Lagosians have so much entrusted in me the privilege to represent them at one point or the other, I deem it fit to continue to remain in Lagos and continue to present myself for service to humanity.”
Adeola, is also as chairman of the federal house of representatives’ committee on public account made these clarifications during an interactive session with online journalists, editors and publishers at his Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja campaign office, also condemned the present federal government administration for lacking accountability in financial dealings.
“This government is not fair. I make bold to say it that the Jonathan-led administration is a corrupt government. This is a government that has relegated the office of the auditor-general to the backdoor,” he said.
“I single-handedly, with the help of my committee members, restructured the office of the auditor-general. But instead of them to equip the office of the auditor-general, they went ahead to contract foreign audit firm for a job most of our civil servants in the office of the auditor-general can do.”
He urged Lagos residents to come out en masse to vote for him and the APC in the upcoming general election, slated for March 28 and April 12.
“We will keep imploring Lagosians and Nigerians to vote APC candidates across board,” he said. “I am the senatorial candidate to beat in Lagos West, and my opponent is nowhere near me at all.”