Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos) says he does not have regrets having the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu as his godfather.
Adeola, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja said there was nothing wrong in having a godfather in politics.
He was reacting to the belief by some Nigerians that his actions and inaction, particularly on the floor of the senate were geared towards pleasing Tinubu rather than his constituents.
The lawmaker said while the interest of his constituents remained paramount to him, he had high regards for Tinubu, who had nurtured him through his political career.
Adeola, who is Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content recently won the APC primary election for Lagos West Senatorial District.
He expressed optimism that with Tinubu and the people’s support, he would return to the senate in 2019.
“I want to thank my father, mentor and role model, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu who endorsed me as the party flag bearer.
“Were it not for God and Tinubu, I would not have been here today.
“I also want to thank all the party members for seeing me fit to go for another election.
“I am here on a mission, to protect and defend our democracy.
“I believe in the power of the people and they are the ones to decide those that will represent them,” he said.
Adeola said the electorate had seen his performance over the years and were prepared to give him their mandate to represent them in the 9th National Assembly.
He said, “I have had the opportunity of serving as a House of Representatives member and now I am in the Senate.
” In the last three years, I have sponsored 15 bills and two have been assented to by the President.
“I have also sponsored several motions on matters of national importance.
“I have also tried as much as I can to give my people a voice and I know they are pleased with my performance.”
The lawmaker added that he had carried out constituency projects that impacted greatly on the lives of his constituents.
“The things I have done in my constituency are evident. As we speak, we are planning a constituency outreach by first week of December.
“All we are doing is to ensure that we remain in constant touch with the people.
“It is a yearly thing and we will ensure that this year’s outreach impacts as much as the ones in the past if not better.”