Law maker in the Lagos State House of Assembly representing the Oshodi-Isolo II, Honourable Jude Idimogu has showed his gratitude to his fellow N’digbo for their votes for the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidates during the conducted Local Government elections in Oshodi Isolo Constituency.
Idimogu, the only Igbo lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly addressing newsmen at the Assembly Complex, commended residents of Ejigbo and Isolo LCDAs, especially from Igbo extraction, for voting candidates of APC in the two councils.
“It was a big tough. A typical Igbo man is difficult to convince when it concerns politics, so we had to go extra mile to ensure that they believe in us in APC and vote for the party.For the past few days, it has been difficult going to Igbos, as majority group in this constituency, to vote APC. Most of them are self- made to be enticed with anything.Except they actually believe in your cause, they won’t come out and support you. It took effort to turn the table.
“But glory to God at the end of this local government elections in the two councils here in my constituency, it was victory for the APC. I am very grateful for the support from the Igbos to APC candidates in Ejigbo and Isolo Local Council Development Areas. It was a knee one.”
Idimogu complained of low turnout of voters during the polls, however, implored residents to always show interest in grassroots politics as the closest to them.
“The beginning of every governance starts from the grassroots, it is the duty of the people to exercise their civic responsibility in choosing those they believe will represent them well.”
On his defection to APC from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since Feb. 16, the lawmaker said that he had not regretted such decision, stressing that he has been talking with Igbos to see reasons for supporting APC in the state.
He was asked if it would be possible for any reason to return to his former political party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or whether he was contemplating of returning to on that since the crisis in the party in over, the lawmaker said such step would not happen.
Idimogu, who noted that the structure of APC would be difficult to defeat by any party in the state, called on Igbos to support APC government.
“Igbos need to support APC in Lagos so that when we call the government, it can also answer us. The way forward is to embrace APC in Lagos State. I still have a lot of work to do to meet with Igbos to believe in APC because some of them still vote for the party because I am there,” Idimogu stressed.