By Sunday Akintoye
A group, Concerned Citizens of Ilasamaja recently paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Chairman of Isolo LCDA, Honourable Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye.
According to the Convener of the group, Engineer Tubosun Oyegoke, the visit was ostensibly designed to solicit the council boss support for the group’s mission of enthroning an Ilasamaja resident as the next council chairman ahead of the 2021 local government election.
The group whose membership is drawn from critical stakeholders of Ilasamaja was unequivocal in its demand that justice and equity support Ilasamaja to produce the next council chairman of Isolo LCDA.
Oyegoke who also presented a position paper of his group’s demand for the council chairmanship to be zoned to Ilasamaja reasoned that Ilasamaja has contributed immensely to the political growth and development Isolo LCDA and hence it be accorded the right to produce the next council chairman.
“It is a fact that since the formation of the old Oshodi/Isolo Local Government till today, Ilasamaja ward has not been considered for council chairmanship, House of Assembly and House of Representatives positions in spite of our overwhelming population and political landscape.
“With 44 polling booths, Ilasamaja has always successfully delivered the votes for APC. Other wards with less population and polling booths have had opportunity to produce candidates for electives positions. Therefore, for the sake of justice, equity and fairness we should be accorded the opportunity to produce the next council chairman of Isolo,” Oyegoke added.
He therefore solicits Isolo council boss’s support in realizing their mission being one of leaders of the party and also one of the critical stakeholders.
Responding, Olaleye thanked the group for honouring him with the visit even as he confessed not being deaf to the deafening to the clarion call for Ilasamaja to produce the next council chairman.
Olaleye, however, noted that only God enthrones, admonishing that the group should put their trust only in God to realize their mission.
He, therefore, advised leaders and other stakeholders in Ilasamaja to embrace the path of unity and cohesion, adding that having many aspirants from Ilasamaja will not serve the group’s interest but rather rally round one aspirant.
He also admonished the group to also reach out to other political wards to solicit for support from leaders and stakeholders of the party.
This is not the first time the council boss would be receiving a delegation on the Ilasamaja project. It would be recalled the council boss received a delegation of the amalgamated Community Development Associations (CDAs) from Ilasamaja led by the Vice Chairman of Isolo CDC, Alhaji Semiu Rahman a few month ago on the same mission.