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2023 Elections: Deyemi Okanlawon Pens Letter To Labour Party House Of Reps Winner

2023 Elections: Deyemi Okanlawon Pens Letter To Labour Party

Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon has written an open letter to Thaddeus Attah, the winner of the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives in the just-concluded election in Lagos State.

Attah who is a member of the Labour Party was declared the winner by INEC Returning Officer Professor Funmilayo Odukoya after beating his counterparts by polling 24,075 votes.

Congratulating him via his Instagram account on Friday, Okanlawon disclosed that he voted for music mogul-turned-politician Banky W of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Okanlawon while stating that he thinks Banky W is the best man for the position expressed concern over Attah's lack of online presence.

The Nollywood ace requested an online conversation with Attah to address his concerns and address questions on the minds of many.

Thaddeus Attah

"Dear Sir, I’ll like to use this opportunity to congratulate you, Mr Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party(LP), as the winner of the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives.

"Before I go ahead with what I will like to say, I will like to fully disclose that I voted for Mr Bankole Wellington of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and I still think he would have been the best candidate for the job.

"I do have immense faith in our discernment as a people to elect the right candidate, however, I am also quite worried about the role tribal sentiments, cyberbullying and herd mentality on all sides have played in our electoral process.

"That being said, I am a firm believer in democracy and I would want nothing more than for the people’s wish to prevail so once again I congratulate you, sir.

"Mr Attah, same as with a lot of Lagosians, I only first heard of you when you were announced the winner a few days ago.

"Since that time I have made a significant effort to find out as much as possible about our newly elected federal HOR candidate.

"To my surprise, my quest for answers left me even more puzzled as to who you really are as well as what your qualifications, past precedents and plans are for the people of Eti-Osa.

"With little or no online presence, and for someone that overthrew both an incumbent and a public figure, I am yet to find any indications of your campaign or manifesto.

"It would therefore be a great pleasure if you sir will do me the honour of accepting an invitation to join me online for a live Instagram conversation this weekend to address concerns and respond to questions many others like myself may have.

"Finally, without seeking to influence or enforce any candidate on anyone, I will like to use this medium to urge all well-meaning, progressive Lagosians ahead of the March 11 elections to find their own individual voice such that when we head to the polls we ensure the person we are voting for reflects our collective want for great leadership and our desire for excellent governance.

"I look forward to a lively discourse", the post reads.


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