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#StillOnTheJob: Babajimi Benson Launches House of Representatives Re-Election Bid As Posters Flood Ikorodu Federal Constituency

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#StillOnTheJob: Babajimi Benson Launches House of Representatives Re-Election Bid As Posters Flood Ikorodu Federal Constituency 

With the official lifting of campaign ban by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Feb. 16, 2019, the streets of Ikorodu were filled with campaign posters announcing the re-election bid of Honourable Babajimi Benson for Ikorodu Federal Constituency under the All Progressives Congress.

The bold and intimidating posters found in strategic locations in Ikorodu according to members of Benson’s campaign team were part of efforts to engage with constituents early enough before the electoral spaces gets saturated.

Adjudged to be one of the performing representative in the 8th Assembly, Benson, has been able to contribute substantially to policy direction of the National Assembly by championing people-centric bills and motions. 

Picture from APC Primary election when Babajimi Benson became the APC Candidate unopposed

Picture from APC Primary election when Babajimi Benson became the APC Candidate unopposed

With the view that Lagos State deserves a special status on account of the Internally Generated Revenue that accrues to the Federal Government from Lagos, he sponsored the Special Economic Consideration Bill, ”Seeking to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Cap. C23, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 to Grant Special Economic Consideration to certain states in Nigeria.”

To his credit, Babajimi Benson has moved four bills which are at various stages of consideration in the House of Representatives and eight motions; a feat considered to be unprecedented for a first term lawmaker. Most of his motions and bills centers on economic empowerment of young people, security, education and capacity development.

Cleared to contest unopposed by members of APC, many are of the opinion that he went unopposed because of his outstanding performance and unhindered access created for electorates to engage him.

Since joining the House of Representatives in 2015, Benson has facilitated about eight blocks of 3 classrooms, contributed to rural electrification by facilitating the installation of six 500KVA transformers across Ikorodu Division, and  putting up a number of boreholes.

Also to his credit, he instituted the Startup Ikorodu project to revive the entrepreneurial potentials of young people, months staple food distribution to the vulnerable in the social through the iCare Foodbank amongst other sundry contributions to Ikorodu’s development.

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