Badagry PDP Rep candidate hopeful of credible elections
Mr Adekunle Lebile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for House of Representatives in Badagry Federal Constituency, on Wednesday said he had confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would conduct credible elections on Saturday.
Lebile disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Badagry on the coming general elections.
“So far so good, I think the body has been operating as an independent body. INEC has been up and doing to see that the coming elections go on well.
“I believe the commission will conduct free and fair elections with the usage of BVAS machines, there will be limitations to rigging and other forms of manipulation.
“For now, the commission is doing well and I believe they have put everything in place to ensure this election is successful,” he said.
On his reason for joining politics, Lebile said that he decided to help the less privileged in Badagry.
“I am not a full time politician, I am a trader, though I contested for the post of councilor in 2003 and lost. My decision to join politics is born out of my quest to assist my people.
“I am a philanthropist, I believe in helping my people, but I think with my power alone, I cannot do much for my community and my constituents.
“I believe if I am in a big position, I should be able to do more. I have traveled widely and I have seen development and want to use this to help my people,” he said.
He said that Badagry, being an ancient town, needed more attention and development than any other part of Lagos State.
Lebile said that if he won the election, he would set apart N150million for women in the three councils in Badagry to get non-interest loans of N1m each.
He said that the women would be paying back in installments, for others to benefit from it throughout his tenure.
The PDP candidate also promised to sponsor 20 youths from Badagry abroad for professional football.
On his possibility of winning the Feb. 25 election, he said he would do so because there would not be room for manipulation.
“There is not going to be any manipulation and if there is, it will be minimal, so I believe it is my call.
“I have been called by God to help my people, it is my time, nobody can stop me,” he said.