Follow Gbajabiamila’s footsteps, APC chair to winner of Lagos by-election


The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi, has congratulated Fuad Laguda for his victory in the Saturday’s by-election in Surulere Federal Constituency I. Ojelabi, advising him to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Femi Gbajabiamila.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Laguda as the APC winner of the by-election on Saturday.


Laguda will be taking over from former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gbajabiamila, who, after winning the seat in the 2023 general elections, was appointed as the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu.


In a statement released on Sunday, Ojelabi congratulated Laguda, highlighting that his victory reflects the support and trust the people have in the APC.


“I want to congratulate you and all the people of Surulere Federal Constituency 1 on this resounding victory. This victory should swing you to work immediately.


“Please, make as your priority the overall interest of the people that elected you beyond personal interests.


“Your victory carries the hopes of many, who believe that the legacy you met shall be sustained by you, and I urge you to do everything within your power to make positive impacts.


“As a member of the Federal House of Representatives, do ensure that you are a true representative of your constituents, by enacting and supporting bills that will have positive impacts on them,” Ojelabi said.


He pleaded with Laguda to put the love of the people in his heart and translate their trust in him into positive action while serving them at the lower legislative chamber.


The party chairman urged the lawmaker-elect to emulate and build on Gbajabiamila’s efforts for his constituents.


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