We Have Popular Candidates For Chairmanship, Councillorship Positions In Imota – Leaders, Youths
-Our candidates in Imota emerged through free and fair process- Delegates.
Following the release of the story titled”Anxiety Grips APC As Aspirants, Leaders, Party Members In Ikorodu Await Candidates List” on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on our online platforms, we have received several calls, text and inbox messages especially from Imota area of the Ikorodu division on the stands of the majority leaders, delegates and youths of the All Prpogressives Congress (APC) in Imota concerning chairmanship and councillorship candidates in the area.
According to some of the leaders and party excos who spoke with THE IMPACT, there is no anxiety in Imota concerning the emergence of candidates on the platform of APC for political positions in the coming council elections in the state as the party leadership and membership in the council has already spoken with one voice and communicated its positions to the state body of the party.
It was gathered that the leaders, party excos and delegates were able to reach consensus regarding the chairmanship and councillorship candidates in Imota.
A chieftain of the party who spoke with THE IMPACT stated, “There is no anxiety in Imota because we have done our home work. We have taken our decision concerning the chairmanship and five councillorship positions. Only in Imota you can find such cohesion. We had picked somebody that is fully on ground and enjoy the support of not only majority leaders of our party, but also the party executives and the generality of the party and community members.
The chieftain added, “You can come around to Imota to meet with the leaders and the people to know that everything is peaceful. We are only expecting the state body to ratify our list. I can confidently tell you that there is only one list from Imota which has the names of a chairmanship and four councillorship candidates.
The chieftain also confirmed that one of the aspirants, who was said to be closely competing with Prince Wasiu Agoro, is not even among the first four aspirants considered for the chairmanship position.
“That Prince Wasiu Agoro is number one on the list of the party considered for the chairmanship position of the council is not in doubt because he is enjoying over 80% of the party leaders’ supports. He is also very popular among the delegates, party people and the residents in the community. Other strong contenders are Hon. Sunday Benson, Hon Muyiwa Adesanya and two others before you can even mention the name that is being touted as strong competitor to Agoro”, he stated.
Another party leader, who is also a party exco in the council, was direct in his reaction, “There is no need beating round the bush, Prince Wasiu Agoro is the choice of the entirety of APC leadership here. He is also very popular with the majority party delegates and members as well as residents. We had made our decision and our two elected representatives, kabiyesi, chiefs and other stakeholders are in full support of that decision.”
“Unlike other areas, we had our primary election for the councillorship positions during the week. The ward executives actually voted for all the aspirants. We now have five councillorship candidates from Imota that emerged through a fair and free process”,he submitted.
Confirming the situation presented by the party leaders in Imota, a popular youth leader in the community and the ruling party and who did not like his name in print, stated that there was primary elections in all the five wards on Thursday where candidates emerged. He also stated that Prince Wasiu Agoro is also the choice of the majority party leaders and delegates.
A delegate from Imota who also spoke with THE IMPACT confirmed his interest but admitted that the situation may not favour his candidate.“I am one of those that supported an aspirant but the prevailing situation may not favour him. We thought we are going to get the support of some political leaders but they have their choice. Right now, we have to wait for the party’s list but until then, I in particular cannot say much. But the truth is that we all know where we are going” ,he submitted.
THE IMPACT also gathered that the consideration for the contributions of Oba of Imota,HRM Oba Ajibade Agoro,to the social, political and economic developments of Imota coupled with his support for the emergence of the federal and the state lawmakers, are not the main reason for the popularity and emergence of Prince Wasiu Agoro as the party’s choice for the chairmanship position.
It was also gathered that Hon. Babajimi Benson and Hon. Nurudeen Solaja who had contributed immensely to the development of the party, also took their time to feel the pulse of the majority stakeholders in the party and to understand and gauge their opinions .
It was also gathered that Prince Agoro has been contributing immensely to the developments of the party and the community and well known and popular among the people who do not only see him as a royal personality but also as a man of the people.
The youth leader in Imota while speaking with our reporter on the same issue stated, “Hon. Babajimi Benson and our brother, Hon. Nurudeen Solaja, are outstanding community and party persons. They also have outstanding influence in politics and have been playing noticeable roles. In Imota affairs in particular, they have been playing very commendable roles by being leaders to all the candidates and the party. They did not only take their stands base on their close relationship to our monarch but,most importantly, in the interest of our party and Imota as a whole.”
He added, “They felt the pulse of the party stakeholders and the generality of the people. Only a politician on suicide mission would go against the popular decision of the generality of the party stakeholders and the people who would votes during the election proper.”
“In Imota, we have our unique way of responding to social, economic and political developments which differ from other parts of the division. Here, we carry all the stakeholders including the traditional head, traditional chiefs, religious, opinion, youths and residents along” he stated.
It was revealed that after the Thursday’s primary election in Imota, Mr Ogunyemi emerged as the councillorship candidate for Ward A with 16 votes against Dodo Alison’s 15 votes and Tope Ishola who failed to record any vote .
In Ward B, Mr Tunde Oredoyin got 12 votes to beat Shoga Akinyemi 9votes, Ekundayo Shodunke6votes and Akin Odusanya 3votes.
In Ward C, Hon. Fagbesan Mohammed returned 16 votes to beat Bose Yekini 12votes and Kunle Babasanya 3votes.
In Ward D, Mr Oluwole emerged as the councillorship candidate with 23 votes beating Dotun Egberongbe who recorded 3votes..
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