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Non-indigene wins House of Reps seat in Lagos, says infrastructure priority

Posted: Apr 1, 2015 at 6:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The first non-indigene to win a federal constituency seat in Lagos, Chief Oghne Egoh, on Tuesday expressed the desire to attract infrastructure development to the state.

Egoh, who was announced member of the House of Representatives elect, Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Lagos State, on Monday, made the promise in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Egoh polled a total of 29,761 votes to defeat the incumbent, Ganiyu Olukolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 20,616 votes.

“In this particular constituency the biggest problem we have is the decay of  our infrastructure, there is no water, sewage system is bad, and there are no playing grounds,” he claimed.

Egoh promised to lobby ministers in charge of the ministries responsible for such facilities for an improved infrastructure in his constituency.

He expressed the hope that his party would win the governorship election in the state, saying its wining would further bring more development to his constituency.

Egoh expressed happiness that the PDP’s governorship candidate in the state took part in his campaign and understood the challenges in his constituency.

According to him, their combination as governor and Member House of Representatives would greatly satisfy the desire of his people.

“My success as member of House of Representatives elect was very significant being a non-indigene to have won the seat for the first time in Amuwo Odofin, Federal Constituency.

“Again this is the first time the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency,” he said.

Egoh, however, linked his success to hard work, focus and the experience of being a politician having served two terms as councilor, both in Amuwo Odofin and Ojo Local Government Areas.

“The senior legislators will see the quality in me and my constituency will feel the impact,” he declared.

Egoh gave glory to God and thanked the people of Amuwo Odofin whom, he said, had confidence and trust in him.

The member elect who hails from Delta, said his house to house campaign had indeed paid him, saying he had been working for the election in the past two years.