- The wife of Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has declared her intention to vie for the Ogun Central senatorial seat in the National Assembly
- Dr (Mrs) Abisola Shodipo-Clark who would be vying on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) will be going against the state governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun
- Shodipo-Clark, a former commissioner for health in the state, assured the leadership of the party of her resolve to ensure its victory
Dr (Mrs) Abisola Shodipo-Clark, wife of Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, on Tuesday, September 11, declared her intention to vie for the Ogun Central senatorial seat in the National Assembly in the 2019 general elections, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Clark's wife said she would be vying on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC). Recall that Shodipo-Clark had contested the same position in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Last week, the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, had declared his intention to contest the same senatorial seat in 2019 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
She told journalists at the party’s secretariat at Agbeloba, Abeokuta, that she had submitted her letter of intent to Chief Gbolade Osinowo, the state chairman of the party.
The senatorial aspirant called for more representation of the womenfolk in the National Assembly for optimal development.
He said: “You remember that recent United Nations resolution is that for us to achieve optimal development, especially in developing countries, we need to have at least 60 per cent representation of women in our National Assembly.
“I believe that if this can be achieved, we will be able to get it better, creating health, wealth, development, progress and taking our country out of the recession it is in currently.”
Shodipo-Clark, a former commissioner for health in the state, said if elected in 2019, she promised quality representation for her constituency. She also assured the leadership of the party of her resolve to ensure its victory in the elections.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Gbenga Obadara, an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for the Ogun Central senatorial district seat, has withdrawn from the race.
In a press statement on Friday, September 7, Obadara said his withdrawal was because the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared interest to run for the seat.
In the letter announcing his withdrawal, he said: “I do appreciate everybody for the support and concern on this journey for me to return to the Senate of the Federal Republic Nigeria in 2019 for our Senatorial District under our great party APC."
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