A Lagos based association of Kwara South extraction, Orepeju Igbaja Club, under the aegis of Ifelodun Indigenes in Lagos for Gbenga Power, have thrown their weight behind the candidature of the African Democratic Congress, ADC candidate for Ifelodun, Offa and Oyun Federal Constituency, Gbenga Oyekunle-Power.
Speaking at a town hall meeting held at Lagos Airport Hotel, National President of Orepeju Igbaja Club, Prince Eyitayo Yahaya expressed concern that since the return of democracy in 1999, Ifelodun got the ticket for only four years, while Offa and Oyun had occupied the position for eight and twelve years respectively.
Prince Eyitayo said for equity and justice to prevail, there is need for the good people of Offa and Oyun to give Ifelodun Local Government the opportunity of producing the next House of Representatives member in person of Gbenga Oyekunle-Power who hails from Igbaja, Ifelodun Local Government Area.
According to him, if given the mandate to represent Ifelodun, Offa and Oyun Federal Constituency, Gbenga Power who has been spearheading welfare of orphans, widows, scholarships for indigent students, drilling of boreholes and distribution of food items throughout the year will break new grounds.
*He is the founder and Chairman of Gbenga Power Foundation who has donated agricultural machinery, construction of boreholes, sponsoring of JAMB/WAEC Examination, house to house distribution of food items to the less privileged during such special festivals as Ramadan, Easter, Sallah, Christmas etc*
Also speaking, the National President of Igbaja Progressive Union, Pastor Toyin Alabi who said that the event is an epoch-making one, described Gbenga Power as a man with large heart who will justify the confidence if given the chance to represent Ifelodun, Offa and Oyun at the green hallowed chamber.
*I can say without fear of contradiction that Gbenga Power will keep his covenant with the electorate because he is humble, accessible and responsible, let us vote for him. Please go and collect your PVC*
In a remark, the ADC candidate for Ifelodun, Offa and Oyun Federal Constituency, Gbenga Oyekunle-Power expressed appreciation to Ifelodun Indigenes in Lagos for Gbenga Power and Orepeju Igbaja Club for organizing the event, promised not to let them down if elected.
Gbenga Power said without occupying any public office, he has embarked on multimillionaire projects through his non governmental organisation, Gbenga Power Foundation.
*I have said it times without numbers that there is no excuse for public office holders to perform below expectations, because they have been saddled with the responsibility*
*As am standing before you today, I just procured a borehole drilling machine worth over one hundred million naira, which is in continuation of my desire to provide portable water for more communities while plans are on to purchase a grader for our rural roads: if I can be investing heavily like this as a private individual, am sure you know how far I can go if elected into office*
Gbenga Power implored the people of Ifelodun Offa and Oyun to vote for him as the next member to represent the constituency come 2023.
The event was attended by natives of Ifelodun who are residing Lagos including Otunba John Olabisi, Chairman of Omo Ibile Igbomina, Lagos branch, Mr Adebayo Adebanke, Alhaji Kayode Magbon, Chairman Ifelodun Indigenes.
There were goodwill messages from some representatives of communities that make up Ifelodun Local Government who are based in Lagos such as Igbaja, Share, Amayo, Adanla, Ora, Labaka-Oja, Okanle-Fajeromi Eku-idaji, Kunmi and many more.