Council Elections 2017: Ward Chairmen, Delegates Endorse Hon. Mathew For Ikorodu North Chairmanship Position

Kunle Adelabu.


The four ward chairmen at the parley being supported by some of the Local Government and Ward Excos in adopting Hon. Mathew Adesanya as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmanship candidate

Over 90 delegates including four ward chairmen in Ikorodu North Local Council Area ,on Monday, May 15, 2017, endorsed the candidature of Hon. Mathew Adesanya as All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmanship candidate for the Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area.

The delegates made their stand known at a parley held at De Kings hotel, Akasoleri, Ikorodu.

Around 4pm when our reporter was leaving the venue, 94 delegates had signed the attendance register while several others were still arriving for the endorsement.

“So far, we have 94 delegates with us and you can see that delegates are still coming into the hall for the parley. We are ready to provide you with a copy of our register at the end of the parley as evidence” the recorder told our reporter.

The parley was held at the same time two other aspirants vying for the same  position on the platform of APC were holding their own parleys.

While addressing the delegates, Hon. Mathew appreciated them for identifying with him.


“This is just an interface with the delegates that would be voting at the primary and I’m quite appreciative for this impressive turnout. If we had wanted it to be all-comers affairs, this place would not have accommodate our crowd, but we are thankful for your supports; steadfastness and dedication to the course you believe in”, he stated.


Cross section of the delegates at the parley at De Kings hotel in Ikorodu on Monday.

“I really do not have much to say but to be thanking God for preserving my life despite all manners of threats and intimidation.”

“Considering the fact that two other aspirants in our party are also calling similar meeting where you (delegates) are expected to attend. Rather than going to other places, you chose to honour my own invitation. God will honour you too.”

Hon. Olu Omoniyi, Chairman, Ward E1,while speaking at the gathering stated, “This election is about liberation of Ikorodu North Local Council; it is about the development and future of our council. We can no longer allow somebody to control our revenue, live on it outside our community and uses same to fight and divide us.”


“We have to give maximum support to  Hon. Mathew who is independent-minded. He is a man of the people and also a good party man. He has been with us and knows our challenges and what to do about them.”

“As an ordinary citizen, he has been contributing immensely to the security situation in our council through his vigilance group. We are assured of improved security if he eventually clinches the position as the chairman” ,he stated.


Hon. Mathew in group photograph with some members of the Executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikorodu North Local Government Area at the parley

Other ward chairmen and excos like Mr Murphy Ademolekan, Hon. Honey, Alhaji Aregbesola, Chairman ,Ward E2, Mr Williams Akala, Chairman, Ward E3 and Mukaila Raji, Chairman ,Ward B3, among others spoke in the same vein and eulogized the independence of Hon. Mathew Adesanya.

At the end of the parley ,the four ward chairmen present were joined by other ward excos pronounced and raised Hon. Mathew’s hands as their adopted candidate for the chairmanship positions.


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