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“Why I Deserve APC ticket to Contest LSHA Seat In 2023” – Barrister Femi Martins – Naijanewsdirect

Barrister Femi Martins, popularly referred to as BFM, is a legal practitioner of note, a political activist and core Lagosian. The popular Martins Street in Lagos Island was named after his family. As a bona fide member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, BFM is the subsisting Legal Officer of the Mushin LG Chapter of the party. BFM has remarkably thrown his hat into the political ring to contest for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly (LSHA) in the forthcoming general elections. He intends to represent Mushin Constituency 2 in the vibrant hallowed chamber of Lagos state. In this exclusive telephone interview with the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Naija News Direct, ‘TUNDE OGUNMOLA, Barrister Femi Martins shed some light on his desirous ambition and why he stands at a plum position of clinching his party’s ticket ahead of other aspirants. Excerpt:     Some aggrieved Lagosians have come out to say that core indigenes of Lagos are often being marginalized in the composition of government in the state, hence they approached a court to table their grievances. What’s your take on this? I believe everybody has a right to sue and anybody can be sued. It depends on the perspective you are taking your matter to court. I am a Lagosian, I believe anyone by birth or association or by being a Nigerian that resides in Lagos has equal right to be a Lagosian. Historically, we Lagosians are from Brazil, Senegal, Portugal etc, therefore, we can see that Lagos like America is a settlement for foreigners or travellers; we have core indigenes, they also have a right not to be deprived. I think their own issue is that “you cannot overlook us by bringing an outsiders to run our state without giving us any consideration.” If that had been the