Obasanjo’s Stepdaughter Adetokunbo Agbesanwa Joins APC For Lagos Governorship

Date: 29-09-2014 8:31 am (6 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Adetokunbo Tobun-Agbesanwa

Adetokunbo Tobun-Agbesanwa, the stepdaughter of former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed interest in becoming the next governor of Lagos State in 2015.

She will be contesting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket.

Agbesanwa currently serves as senior special assistant to Governor Fashola on school environmental advocacy.

In an interview with Tribune, she expressed determination to contend fearlessly in the APC governorship  primary election that will hold in about two months.

Here are excerpts from the interview:

On why she thinks Lagos State is ready for a female governor despite the historical reality of male dominance in Lagos politics

First, as with any endeavour or responsibility, the eligibility of any individual aspiring for any job or position is measured by his credentials and suitability for the job. The constitution provides that a person shall be eligible for the office of governor if he or she is a citizen of Nigeria by birth, at least 35 years of age; is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party. There is no provision for gender discrimination in this article.  Consequently, I believe I even have more than enough requirements for the job…

On how her parents influenced her involvement in politics

My parents played a great role in my development and my passion for politics. I wanted to study law but found myself studying political science. My father, Chief Adekunle Tobun’s activities during the Third Republic, when he contested for the gubernatorial primaries and the campaigns then, gave me a lot to learn and think about. My late mother, Major Moji Adekunle-Obasanjo, gave me all the support and opportunity to utilise my knowledge and, at every instance, continued to boost my self-esteem. I am very lucky to have such great personalities as parents.

Posted: at 29-09-2014 08:31 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- softhils at 29-09-2014 08:59 AM (6 years ago)
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U go loose...ur step papa has done enof
Posted: at 29-09-2014 08:59 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 29-09-2014 09:12 AM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-09-2014 09:12 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- schmit at 29-09-2014 09:23 AM (6 years ago)
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Make dem give women opportunity to b governor or president

But wait oo no b only una family dey naija na? Make una give way for another family,abi na una get sense pass, e b like say naija rule dey be like kingship tinz oo, only one set of people na wa oo
Posted: at 29-09-2014 09:23 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- odprince at 29-09-2014 09:37 AM (6 years ago)
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Obasanjo family have no good name in Naija,,,so just rest and keep your millions or naira ticket fee..
Posted: at 29-09-2014 09:37 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 29-09-2014 09:38 AM (6 years ago)
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she will loose woefully  

Posted: at 29-09-2014 09:38 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Lil_grin at 29-09-2014 09:48 AM (6 years ago)
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Okay I see ooo
Posted: at 29-09-2014 09:48 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Lil_grin at 29-09-2014 09:48 AM (6 years ago)
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Okay I see ooo
Posted: at 29-09-2014 09:48 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- dynasty4all at 29-09-2014 10:21 AM (6 years ago)
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JUST 2 COMPLETE D NUMBER
SEEKING 4 PUBLICITY
Posted: at 29-09-2014 10:21 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgrawl231 at 29-09-2014 10:44 AM (6 years ago)
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Abi she don loose ni???
Posted: at 29-09-2014 10:44 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- opera1 at 29-09-2014 11:49 AM (6 years ago)
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A lady for that matter their regime will always be difèrent, infact it can be worst
Posted: at 29-09-2014 11:49 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- paulohking at 29-09-2014 01:17 PM (6 years ago)
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.....and?
Posted: at 29-09-2014 01:17 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 29-09-2014 03:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Posted: at 29-09-2014 03:25 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 29-09-2014 03:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Posted: at 29-09-2014 03:25 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 29-09-2014 06:07 PM (6 years ago)
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Bizzy body
Posted: at 29-09-2014 06:07 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- allenspike at 29-09-2014 07:27 PM (6 years ago)
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Abeg aboki fry halfegg nd 1 indomine 4 me. I dey wait
Posted: at 29-09-2014 07:27 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 29-09-2014 10:01 PM (6 years ago)
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Alright !
Posted: at 29-09-2014 10:01 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 30-09-2014 12:30 AM (6 years ago)
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Ok, allow her to run. Cheesy Grin
Posted: at 30-09-2014 12:30 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Dahsilva at 30-09-2014 02:30 AM (6 years ago)
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Ah still dey watch some mumu for mah plasma t.v
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