2023: Confusion As Lagos West Senator, Adeola ‘Yayi’ Eyes Ogun Senatorial Seat
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There is confusion in Ogun State following the widespread rumour that Senator Olamilekan Adeola is planning to relocate from Lagos to contest in the Ogun Governorship election come 2023, DAILY POST reports.
Adeola is currently representing Lagos West Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, a position he has been occupying since 2015.
By 2023, the Accountant turned politician would have completed 20 years as a lawmaker representing Lagos at the State House of Assembly, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
Yayi spent eight years as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Alimosho State Constituency 2, from 2003 to 2011.
From 2011 to 2015, he was a member of the House of Representatives, to represent Alimosho Federal Constituency.
He contested and became the Senator of Lagos West from 2015 to 2019. He contested again in 2019 and returned to the Senate.
DAILY POST reliably gathered that Yayi is currently putting efforts in top gear to give himself a soft landing in Ogun State by 2023.
With Prince Dapo Abiodun as Governor, Adeola reportedly believes the coast is now clear for his return to Ogun State politics after many years of representing the people of Lagos as a lawmaker.
“The political permutation is that Adeola would contest as a Senator in 2023 and as a Governor of the Gateway State in 2027.
It was learnt that part of the strategies to win the hearts of Ogun West indigenes is the sponsoring of a bill for the upgrade of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro to a university of science and technology.
Aside from people whose bills he takes care of monthly, Adeola was said to have recently presented a transformer and the sum N10 million for the laying of cables to electrify the College of Agricultural Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Aiyetoro Campus.
At the moment, DAILY POST reports that Adeola’s loyalists in Ogun State have launched a slogan known as ‘West2West’, describing how the Senator would, in their expectations, move from a Lagos West representative to that of Ogun West in 2023.
But, a spokesman to the Senator, Kayode Odunaro, told DAILY POST in an interview that Adeola has not declared interest in the Ogun West senatorial race.
Asked if it is true that Adeola would relocate from Lagos West to contest in Ogun West in 2023, Odunaro retorted, “I have no comment on that because I don’t know. That is his personal decision and I don’t know whether he has taken that decision at all.”