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I Decided not to Return to House of Reps So Others Have a Chance to Contest – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

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Hon. Abike Dabiri (Member, House of Representatives)

Hon. Abike Dabiri (Member, House of Representatives)

Federal lawmaker, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Sunday said she decided not to return to the House of Representatives in 2015 to give others the chance to contest.

Dabiri-Erewa, an APC member, who presently represents Ikorodu Federal Constituency, spoke with newsmen in Ikorodu, Lagos.

She was among delegates who voted at the APC primary election for the House of Representatives in Ikorodu.

The legislator said she would, however, continue to work for the party’s success as she was among the founding members in the South-West.

“My decision not to contest in the next election was a hard one.

“But I took the decision to allow others come in to gain experience and also to allow true democracy prevail.

“The constitution allows us to contest as many times as we want but having run for three times, we should give another person the chance to run and gather experience,” she said.

On the APC primaries for federal constituencies, she said that she hoped the best candidates would emerge.

She said that the peaceful nature of the primaries showed that APC would be the party to beat in 2015.

“I have the belief that APC will triumph at the forthcoming 2015 general elections to enable Nigerians experience the desired change.

“I’m not only being optimistic at winning in Lagos State but also sure that APC will triumph at the federal level,” Dabiri-Erewa said.

She urged Nigerians to go out and vote for candidates of their choice.

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14 Comments

  1. jessica

    December 8, 2014 at 7:51 am

    This lady comes across as a woman of high integrity. I remember watching her on NTA as a kid

  2. nono blessed

    December 8, 2014 at 8:36 am

    That is how its supposed to be done. Not to die and be buried there.

  3. Nike

    December 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Pretty remarkable Mrs Erewa, Let’s all vote please and effect change in our beloved country.

  4. TANTRA

    December 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

    WISE WOMAN.

  5. onyeka

    December 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Story for the gods! Let’s tell ourselves the truth, the Oracle himself has withdrawn his private property (slot) for another more rewarding candidate. The same thing happened to Mamora. It is clear, APC or rather APC in Lagos is a one man business

  6. hawwy

    December 8, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Just gotta love this lady!

  7. bamayi

    December 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

    DEPUTY GOV !!!! lol… sharpest babe…. KIMON !

    • HOPE

      December 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      NO SHE CANT, AMBODE HIS FROM HER CONSTITUENCY. TAKE NOTE.

  8. ESHIORAMHE

    December 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

    AAAH! IN THIS COUNTRY? THERE IS A REASON BEHIND THIS WOMAN’S INTENTION TO QUIT. SOMETHING BIGGER IS AWAITING HER.

  9. prince ajibade

    December 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    nice one. this is how people should behave. allow others to go there and have their own experience. not some that would prefare to die there so they can have a national burial.

  10. Author Unknown

    December 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Till the true reason comes to light, congratulations madam.

  11. mujer

    December 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    You are an honorable woman. If you need people to work with you to work with your vision please email me. I cannot believe you decided to step down from teh corridors of power. That is such a rarity in Nigeria. People usually want to stay on so that they can receive state burial when they die at 80. There is hope!! Love you my fellow woman.

  12. Bb

    December 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    But in that 12 years you have earned almost 15mil dollars, so it’s not a big deal, like bye.

  13. NagosBigBoi

    December 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Like someone said…..I feel like I have known her all my life from hear TV days. I have not heard or read anything bad about her. There is nothing wrong with stepping down to reach for something higher e.g. Deputy governor. Based on her work with Nigerians in diaspora I say she will make a good contributor on the executive side.

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