There are strong indications that the former Deputy Governor of Lagos, Mrs. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire who works in Abuja is being tipped to be the next Lagos West Senator. She is to take over from Senator Olamilekan Yayi. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire was the former Deputy-Governor of Lagos State from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that she was the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation 2003-2011. President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointed the former Lagos Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals.
She attended Salvation Army Primary School, Agege, Lagos (1965–1971), and she finished her secondary school education from St Joseph’s Secondary School, Mangoro, situated at Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State. She is an alumna of Lagos State University (LASU) and was awarded an honorary degree by the university. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a diploma in social works.
Princess Orelope, born into the royal lineage of Prince Kareem-Laka of Akeja Oniyanru and Amore Ruling House of Lagos State. She is the first girl and the third born out of 13 children. Orelope-Adefuire is popularly called ‘Iya Alanu’ which means ‘cheerful giver’. She worked at the Front Office Executive at PZ Industries, Nigeria Plc. On July 9, 2016, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefuire staged a beautiful wedding for her daughter Esther Olaleye Olawepo which took place at the Arch Bishop Vining Memorial Cathedral, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
She is an administrator, social worker, politician and princess from a royal family. By the start of her pursuit in Politics, she was elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly to represent Alimosho Constituency I, where she creditably gained the respect of her fellow colleagues and was subsequently elected as the Chairman, House Service Committee. In the year 2002, she was appointed as the Electoral Commissioner at the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commissioner.
From 2003-2007, she was appointed Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and was subsequently appointed to same position between 2007 and 2011. By 2011, she was elected the Deputy Governor of Lagos State and occupied the position till the end of the administration of His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola in 2015.
OTUNBA YEMI LAWAL’S WIFE, AYOTUNDE FOR HOUSE OF REPS
This is big news about Chief Mrs. Ayotunde Lawal’s decision to run for House of Reps on the platform of APC. Be the first to know Real Estate guru Otunba Yemi Lawal’s wife will be vying for the Remo Federal Constituency seat at the House of Representative. And we can tell you for free that she has a great chance. She is the daughter of the famous Agbonmagbe Okupe who founded Agbonmagbe Bank which later snowballed in Wema Bank. She has already collected her Expression of Interest Form.
HON. ADIJAT PICKS FORM
Have you heard that Gov. Dapo Abiodun’s S.A. on Women Affairs, Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo will be contesting for the House of Reps? She has already collected her form and she has called her campaign Ifo Lokan 2023.
SENATOR LEKAN MUSTAPHA GOING FOR 2ND TERM
For months, many people have been wondering what the next move of Ogun East Senator, Lekan Mustapha will be. Many have wondered if he would go for re-election or contest the governorship, as it was rumoured before.
But his next move has become clear. He is seeking re-election and he has already collected his form.
But what shocked many political watchers is when Gov. Dapo Abiodun raised the hands of Senator Lekan Mustapha up at a meeting meaning he is in support of his ambition. Why that move further shocked many is because before now Mustapha has always been in the camp of Senator Ibikunle Amosun. They have always not only been political associates, but they are also close friends. Over the last 6 years there has been no party, Mustapha hosted in his Ijebu-Igbo home town that Amosun did not attend physically. Does this mean Senator Lekan Mustapha has dumped Amosun camp for Dapo Abiodun camp? Many analysts wondered if it was just a symbolic raising of hand or suggesting an endorsement.
This is because before now, Senator Lekan Mustapha has been with the Amosun faction of APC. He was still even at Amosun’s declaration for President a few days back. The rumour was that before now, he wanted to contest for Governor, but Amosun does not seem to be looking in the direction of Ijebu for now. He wants the governorship to go back to Ogun West for his candidate, explained an insider.
That is why both Akinlade & Bisi Otegbeye have picked up governorship forms. So this already takes Lekan Mustapha out of the governorship race, because he cannot unilaterally fight for the guber ticket on his own. He doesn’t have that courage, structure nor widespread acceptability to travel that route. So before he is snookered out of political permutation, that is why he went to pick the Senate form. And since there doesn’t seem to be my promotion upstairs while in the Amosun camp, he chose to quickly cross back to Dapo Abiodun’s camp.
LAGOS APC CHIEFTAIN, AYODELE ADEWALE SET FOR HOUSE OF REPS
Have you heard that the organising Secretary of Lagos APC, Comrade Ayodele Adewale is going to the House of Reps? He is now an APC House of Reps Aspirant in the Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency. He has already purchased his Expression of Interest and Nomination form.
As it is now, he is the front line aspirant.
Don’t forget that he was the former Executive Council Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government. He is looking forward to his victory at the APC primary election to win back the seat from the PDP to the Progressives.
IBADAN POLITICIAN, SEN. SOJI AKANBI PREPARES
Senator Soji Akanbi is a strong politician in Oyo State. He is also one of the top guns piloting the affairs of South West Agenda 2023 (SWAGA) for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The big news is that he is contesting for Oyo South Senate seat in Oyo State. He has been there once. He ran for Senate the last time but late Oyo Governor, Senator Ajimobi clinched the ticket but lost. This time around Senator Soji Akanbi is set to run.
TINUBU RECONCILES WITH GOV. EL-RUFAI
Give it to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu he has a way of reconciling with other political players. For him, it is always about reconciling and realignment of interest. Just as many political watchers had concluded that both Tinubu & El-Rufai are not on good terms and that El-Rufai will not support him, both of them proved everybody wrong last week in Kaduna, when Tinubu visited to address delegates.
LAGOS APC Chieftain, SEYE OLADEJO FOR HOUSE OF REPS
Seye Oladejo an APC Chieftain is a strong force to reckon with in Lagos politics. He is a grassroot politician who has risen through the ranks from the Local Government level to becoming a Commissioner, and a party chieftain at the state level. The big news is that Seye Oladejo is going for House of Reps 2023. He is promising Qualitative Representation in Abuja 2023.
KORO INTENSIFIES WORK ON HIS LAGOS WEST AMBITION
It is no longer news that Senator Musiliu Obanikoro is running for the Lagos West Senatorial seat. We can tell you that he is. Over the last few months, he has intensified work on the project. His first set of posters has been posted all over the senatorial zone. And the 2nd set are currently adorning all the walls, bridges, and intersections across Lagos West.
He has also consulted widely and he has been given the nod. He is one of those contesting at the APC party primaries in a few days. Going by his solid reputation, structure and resources at his disposal he is set to win in the primaries. His major contestant is Mrs Orelope former Lagos Deputy Governor who is also interested in the slot. His biggest worry is all the fake news making the rounds in social meetings attributing what he did not say to him.
FATEEMA MOHAMMED SET TO RUN
Call her the strong woman of Lagos politics and you won’t be wrong. She is politically influential in Ifako Ijaiye. She has paid her dues. She has done years of empowerment for women, youths and the aged.
Despite the fact that she is out of government, she has remained loyal, very loyal to her constituents. The big news is that Hon. Amb. Fateema Aduke Mohammed Ogunkola is contesting for the House of Representative slot for Ifako Ijaiye Federal Constituency.
And she has been mobilising her constituents. We would keep you posted, as her plans unfold.
JIMOH IBRAHIM TAKES SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN TO BUHARI, TINUBU & GBAJABIAMILA
It is no longer news that billionaire businessman, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim is contesting for Senate in Ondo State, and he has picked up the party’s N20 million expression of interest and nomination form. He is now an APC aspirant for the Ondo South Senatorial District.
And since he picked his form he has gone to visit party chieftains and stakeholders. He paid a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari last week. He has also seen Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Speaker of the House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.
He is so serious about his senatorial project and he has been consulting widely.
FORMER LAGOS COMMISSIONER, TEJU PHILLIPS HEADS FOR SENATE
Do you know that former Lagos Commissioner, Chief Mrs Teju Phillips is contesting for Senate in Lagos? We can tell you that for free. And she is serious about it. She has collected her nomination form. She is contesting on the platform of APC.
As you read this, her posters have flooded the town with her full names on them. Chief Mrs Dr Teju Fernandez Phillips. Don’t forget that she is the beautiful daughter of late billionaire Chief Deinde Fernandez.
HON. DAYO BUSH ON THE MARCH AGAIN
Do you remember him? Hon. Dayo Bush Alebiosu is a popular APC Chieftain who was once in the House of Reps. The big news is that this stylish and handsome politician is going back to the House of Reps to represent Kosofe Federal Constituency. His real name is Hon. Ekundayo Alebiosu (D-Bush).
MODUPE JESSICA BEWAJI FOR LAGOS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Have you heard the news that this stunning beauty, Modupeoluwa Jessica Bewaji is going to the Lagos House of Assembly? She wants to go and represent Ikeja Constituency 2 on the platform of APC. She has been actively involved in politics for years. She made her mark during the last Covid-19. She fed and saved a lot of families from hunger. She is a proven and tested achiever as one-time supervisory councillor for Special Duties, then Budget & Planning in Ikeja. She has a foundation that has given hope to poor helpless people. She has also been described as a voice who is never afraid to speak the truth to authorities.
She picked up her form in early May and she revealed why she is in the race. “People keep asking if it is for real? The answer is YES. We can’t continue to whine, wail and rant on social media without getting fully involved in participating in the kind of good governance we want… I am in this race to make a difference. She studied B.Sc. Sociology at the University of Ibadan and Masters in International Law and Diplomacy at UNILAG. She also schooled in England.
HON. WALE OGUNBANJO FOR IJEBU CENTRAL RACE
We almost forgot to tell you that Hon. Anthony Wale Ogunbanjo, a popular Ijebu politician is going to the House of Representatives. He is contesting for the Ijebu Central Federal Constituency in Ogun State. His slogan is Wale Ni Oooo! He is running on the platform of PDP. On March 2022, Hon. Wale Ogunbanjo purchased his expression of interest and nomination form for the House of Reps (Ijebu Central Federal Constituency at the PDP Secretariat, Abuja).
Since then he has visited Leaders and Exco members of Odogbolu and Ijebu North East LG respectively and those of Ijebu Ode LG.