▪️Calls for more grass-root PVC Registration points in residential areas than business areas
The historic 8th annual constituency stakeholders meeting held at the prestigious Igbogbo Homat event Hall recorded a successful interactive and brainstorming session on voters card registration, pvc collection, voters’ sensitization, security and uninterrupted progress and development of Ikorodu constituency 2.
The annual constituency meeting was attended by dignitaries that cut across the Local Council Development Areas (Igbogbo, Ijede, and Imota LCDAs) that made up the entire Ikorodu constituency 2.
Ikorodu Constituency 2 Apex leaders in the person of Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, Distinguished Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, and others who were unavoidably absent for other assignments were specially appreciated and acknowledged by the Chief Host, Hon. Nurudeen Saka Solaja, Lagos State House of Assembly Member, representing the good people of Ikorodu constituency 2.
Other top dignitaries in attendance were Ranodu of Imota, HRM Oba Mudashiru Ajibade Agoro, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, Oba Abdulsemiudeen Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1) ably represented by the Council of Oba led by Iyalode of Igbogbo Kingdom, High Chief Mrs Karimot Ojikutu, Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, HRM Oba AbdulAkeem Oyebo represented by Aro of Egbin Kingdom, High Chief Monsuru Olukoga. The Olubeshe of Ibesheland, HRM Oba Richard Ogunsanya also represented by his council of Oba. Regent of Ijede Kingdom, High Chief Musediku Aliu also graced the annual constituency’s meeting.
Also in attendance was Baba Oba of Egbin Kingdom, Chief Jamiu Adisa (alias Baba Golden J), past house of assembly members, constituency leaders, past and current Council Chairmen, past and current LGA Party Chairmen, Secretaries, LGA Women Leaders, LGA Youth Leaders, LGA Excos, Ward Chairmen, Ward Excos, the League of Imams, Party Stalwarts, Christian leaders (CAN), CDC, Market women, and men, Artisans, within Ikorodu Constituency 2.
No stone was left unturned by the Chief Host, Hon. NS Solaja at this year stakeholders’ meeting themed: “2023 General Election: The imperatives of permanent voter’s card (PVC), where he charges INEC to go back to the drawing board and focus more on residential areas for pvc registration than the CBDs, and urging them to put all necessary measure in place at ensuring collection of PVCs are made less cumbersome for Ikorodu constituency 2
NS Solaja added that it is pertinent for all to obtain their permanent voters cards ahead of the 2023 polls in the overall interest of Lagos State from National to assembly elections.
He made this remark at the just concluded 8th stakeholders meeting organised by the Lagos State 9th assembly, which ran concurrently across the 40 constituencies in Lagos state where he equally appreciated the All Progressives Congress(APC) members for supporting his re-election bid and the delegates who voted overwhelmingly and stood by him at the just concluded assembly primary election saying the victory belongs to them and progress of Ikorodu constituency 2.
While reeling out some of his achievement, and upcoming projects, NS specifically stated that the newly awarded reconstruction and upgrading of Obafemi Awolowo (bayeku road), Phase 1 facilitated by his office from Odofin street to igbogbo bayeku IIB Housing Estate, Igbogbo and other on-going state infrastructural projects under construction will be completed and new projects already budgeted for will be facilitated and awarded under the administration of his excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwolu, the pragmatic and energetic governor of Lagos State.
NS assured the populace that he would continue to facilitate more projects for his people, stating that his utmost joy is to see his constituency enjoy more dividends of democracy from the state government.
Ikorodu constituency 2 Women wings of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who added so much finesse to the event couldn’t hide their joy as they danced and sang sonorously in high praises of their state representative, Hon. NS Solaja who they described as ‘Itesiwaju Ikorodu constituency 2 Symbol’
Delivering the central idea behind the 8th annual stakeholders’ meeting, Lagos State INEC HOD, VR/ICT department, Mr. Yusuf Muyiwa while making his official presentation assured Ikorodu constituency 2 more ground will be covered before the exercise ends.
Mr. Yusuf however admonished all constituents to avoid double registration as the new technology would disenfranchise anyone found wanting of such act.
“We however urged you all to ensure you collect your PVCs as collection exercise has begun, it is a fruitless exercise when you register and fail to collect your PVC and vote, collection and making sure you vote and your votes are counted shiuld be your ultimate goal”. The INEC official, Mr. Yusuf advised.