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Abiola’s Wife Emerge UPN Lagos Governorship Candidate



The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) on Thursday ratified the
candidature of Mrs Dupe Onitiri-Abiola as the party’s flag
bearer for the 2015 Lagos State governorship election.
NAN reports that the candidate is one of the wives of the
Chief M.K.O. Abiola, the widely acclaimed winner of the
June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Her ratification as the UPN gubernatorial candidate for
Lagos State took place during the party’s congress at its
secretariat in Lagos.
Addressing newsmen after the congress, Abiola said that
she had the pedigree to challenge candidates of other
political parties for the governorship seat.
She said: “The UPN has been around for a very long time.
“This is the party that was founded by Chief Obafemi
Awolowo and resuscitated by Dr Fredrick Fasheun.
“I am from the prominent Onitiri Family of Lagos and
married to Abiola. I have a very great chance because the
democracy Nigeria is enjoying today flows from the blood of
According to her, she is contesting for the governorship
position to make a difference in the lives of the citizenry.
“I am very optimistic of winning. We are going to start from
ground zero because there is nothing on ground.
The UPN stands for free education, free health care, poverty
reduction and infrastructural development.
“It is ironic that some of the people who claim that they
fought for this democracy are not doing the right thing. They
know that MKO died so that the people of this country can
live well and be happy.
“If you are claiming to be a part of that struggle, you have
no reason to make people to suffer in this country,” she
Earlier, the state Chairman of UPN, Mr Femi Ikuomola, who
presented the party’s flag to Abiola, said that she was
endorsed by delegates across the various local government
areas of Lagos State.
Ikuomola said that Abiola was picked because of her
pedigree and integrity, adding that the party was optimistic
of her success at the polls.
He said:”The UPN is a party with a clear manifesto which
includes free education, healthcare, affordable
accommodation and poverty eradication. We have the
money in Lagos State to make these to happen.
“We intend to address the poor people who have been
neglected to make Lagos a comfortable place for
Ikuomola urged residents of the state not to be swayed by
cash gifts and other items that might be distributed by some
parties to solicit for their votes.

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