The Special Assistant to Speaker Yakubu Dogara and daughter of the late icon of democracy, Bashorun MKO Abiola, Ms. Rinsola Abiola has emerged as the candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for Abeokuta North/Odeda/Obafemi Owode federal constituency in Ogun state.
She emerged following the withdrawal of other aspirants from the race, in acknowledgement of her popularity in the constituency and among members of the party. Her candidature was affirmed by 24,110 party members across the 38 wards within the constituency, in fulfillment of the party’s constitutional provision which makes direct primaries compulsory.
Rinsola Abiola will now represent Action Democratic Party in the contest to represent Abeokuta North/Odeda/Obafemi Owode in the House of Representatives in 2019.
In the official acceptance message uploaded on her social media pages, she thanked members of the party for their support and assured them of a harmonious relationship in the quest to ensure electoral victory and meaningful representation.
Rinsola Abiola, a public relations practitioner and advocate for gender equity and youth inclusion in governance, has promised to prioritize youth and women empowerment.