The lawmaker representing Lagos West senatorial district at the National Assembly, Olamilekan Solomon Adeola has frowned at what he termed the ‘lopsided structure’ of the Nigeria.
He said the development had particularly affected Lagos, which has been demanding for special status.
He noted that his senatorial district was far greater than most Nigerian states.
Adeola was speaking against the backdrop of controversies trailing the role of the senior lawmakers in the aborted opportunity to devolve powers to Nigeria’s federating states.
According to him, “indeed our senatorial district of ten local governments or 28 Local Government Development Areas (LCDA) is far greater than many states in Nigeria. This imposes serious challenges on effective representation.
“What is due to the district’s 11 million persons is the same given to others with less than half of our population. You must agree with me that this lopsidedness in our political system is an unjust situation for me, my constituents and the senatorial district.”
Adeola, who spoke during his second Town Hall Meeting and Empowerment Programme organised for his district in Badagry yesterday.
According to him, “The present state of my governorship ambition is that of wide spread consultations among stakeholders in Ogun State and in our party, the APC on the desirability of such a political move.
“I consider it appropriate at this point to discuss a matter that is of topical interest among my constituents and elsewhere in political sphere.
“I am talking about the issue of my humble self possibly contesting for the governorship seat in Ogun State.”