Over 5,000 women on Thursday took to Lagos streets to demonstrate their support for a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon.Bayo Osinowo, who is seeking a Senatorial seat from Lagos East.
This was disclosed by the Director of Women Affairs, Hon. Bayo Osinowo Campaign Organization, Alhaja Kafila Ogbara.
The women dressed in pink T-shirt were seen in a long train of vehicular movement displaying funfair. The rally started from Jibowu and terminated in Ikorodu Town.
Osinowo who is popularly referred to as ‘Pepperito’ has been in the Lagos Assembly since 2003 is contesting the Senatorial seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ogbara explained that the lawmaker had influenced a number of projects for his constituents; saying with such laudable achievements had convinced them that he would represent their interest well at the Senate.
She said, “What he has done is what has encouraged our leaders including Asiwaju Tinubu and leaders of GAC to endorse him.”
She also disclosed that “Over five thousand women are in the political train drawn from Lagos East Senatorial district.
“We are having a road show; we are sensitizing, educating and mobilizing women for Honourable Bayo Osinowo for Lagos East Senatorial election on Saturday 16, 2019.
“There is a very vital role for women in politics. Policies that the political class make, plays a major role in our daily lives, either directly or indirectly.
“It affects our children and the society at large, so it is important for every woman to be part of the process. We must play our role and as mothers, what we do, is what we inculcate in our children.
“We are also warning our children to avoid any violent activities in the coming elections. We are also calling on them to get their PVC; the distribution will last even till Saturday and Sunday.
“We are also appealing to them to be patient on Election Day when they see a long queue; they should not be discparaged or scared. They should make sure that they are not disenfranchised,” she said.
Ogbara charged the people irrespective of their professions to participate in political process, adding that “they must be politically relevent.”
Responding to a question on the strength of Osinowo in Lagos East, Ogbara boasted: “Honourable Osinowo’s capacity is evident. He has been in the House in the last sixteen years. That is why the people in the Lagos East especially the leadership have endorsed him.”