HOA’s Visit To The Leadership of The All Progressives Congress, Igbogbo-Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA)

Your father contributed immensely to the development of our town and your mother is still giving her quota to the party, your own bits to the party and community as a whole hasn’t also gone unnoticed, you are fit and proper for this position- APC Igbogbo/Baiyeku Lcda Executives.

I am in love with your decision to contest as a youth, ignore all distractions and kindly remain focused. Mrs Dawodu

The Chairman (Hon. Taiwo Orenuga) welcomed HOA to the meeting as the aspirant of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and prayed for his victory in the forthcoming elections.

He further sued for unity amongst Party faithfuls, advising against attacks on any co-aspirants.

HOA in his opening remarks praised the leadership and sterling contributions of notable members of the executive team. He praised the woman leader,Mrs Obayomi (aka Iya Forum), The Chairman Hon. Taiwo Orenuga among others . He appealed to the leadership of the party at the LCDA for their unflinching support towards the actualization of HOA4HOA’23.

He further assured the meeting of some significant, beneficial ideas he will initiate and steps he will take when he eventually, God willing, emerge as the representative for Ikorodu constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, 2023 – 2027. The initiatives and steps, HOA assures, will fastrack the growth and development of the constituency.

His presentation was graciously appreciated by the party leaders with solemn prayers and encouraging melodies.

Feedbacks were given by party elders. Alh. Adaboyan urged HOA to also consider the aged men, not only aged women. Alh. Benson welcomed HOA’s move to contest for the seat. He specially appreciated the move, whilst advising for a serious politicking in Ijede LCDA. This is an affirmation that Igbogbo-Bayeku LCDA is already for HOA.


On behalf of HOA and his team, Hon. (Mrs) Saidat Abudu Odeyemi appreciated the love of all women especially Iya Forum for HOA – saying “Iya Forum fed us well, and prayed for us while in primary school”. She further says that, “Iya Forum, this is one of your glorious sons”. She also noted that HOA4HOA’23 will do well for constituents living with challenges.

HOA reacted to all comments and advice with an assurance that he and his team have already considered those areas. He furthermore states that he will not stop coming to the party leaders for progressive projects for the good people of Ikorodu Constituency II.

Thereafter, there was a special prayer session for HOA’s victory in the forthcoming primary and General elections.

Mrs. Yekinni said the Christian prayers, while Alfa Osharo gave the Islamic prayers.

In attendance were:

Hon. Taiwo Orenuga (Jp) (Chairman), Alh. Qudus Oduntan (Secretary), Alh. Sheu Lawal (Youth Leader), Mrs Obayomi (Iya Forum) (Women Leader), Mr. Akeem Sodeinde (PRO), Welfare Officers, Legal Advisor, Ex-officois (Alh. Benson and Hon. Raim Oke), Ward Chairmen in the LCDA, and some important party men and women.

With HOA4HOA’23, we can achieve the Trifecta (part I of III) ~Ajasa-Info

As momentum gathers pace in respect of the contest for Ikorodu constituency II assembly seat (2023-2027), there is need for many to put their skin in the game. It is not in anyone interest if we kept quiet. As aspirants and their supporters are talking, focus should be placed on deliverables because the constituents deserve to have a representative who can best serve them. The people need a representative who can notch the all-important trifecta.

I present to you an aspirant HOA, who we all can bet on for service. He is in the hearts of the majority. Many love him because he is unassuming; he is unapologetic about service to the people. He honours and serves public and traditional institutions, and elders and leaders unreservedly. He holds all persons in esteem as well.

With HOA as our representative, Ikorodu constituency II will achieve the all-important trifecta: 1. The constituency will face development with global perspectives;

2. The constituents will serve and be served; and

3. Our governance systems will be organized, enabled, supported and synergized.

Constituency development with global perspectives;

This is the first of the trifecta that we will achieve, Actions to drive the general well-being of the constituency will be propelled with global mindset. The constituency will be attended to using sustainable, global-standard ‘projectification’ ideas. Rather than knee-jerk approach, there will be regular application of bespoke models that address existing and potential developmental concerns so that the outlook of the constituency can be brightened.

HOA promises to passionately operate with the mindset of accelerating the development of our community using tested co-designed approach that will be sustained.

For example, a mentorship scheme that will operate both electronically and physically will be established. As can be imagined, this will rejig the orientation of the youth in all aspects and, because its robustness allows for upgrading, it will be easier to provide linking-up route for the much younger generation as they come through year in year out. The rationale is that as the majority of our youth becomes better socioeconomically, the constituency is better for it.

Based on current plans, the mentorship scheme can be coupled (wholly or partially) with youth development models of Lagos State and Federal governments. Indeed, any smaller scale schemes of similar ideology can be incorporated into the mentorship scheme for maximum benefits.

This is the time to supplant transactional public service with transformational one in our constituency.

Public service should be less of you scratch my back, I scratch yours; but more of you scratch my back, I pass it forward.

In part II of this piece, the ideas of Serving with the People will be discussed as part of the trifecta. Kindly watch out.

You LeAP, I LeAP, We LeAP forward. HOA4HOA’23.

Nurudeen Oshinlaja
For LeAP

IKORODU Constituency II’23; Be Rigorous, Be Right ~Ajasa-Info

Be Rigorous, Be Right and We LeAP Forward
The need to strike a reasonable trade-off between being rigorous and being right is one of the major factors that guide how professional and scientific works are finalized. For many, e.g., Stephen Hawking, they ‘would rather be right than rigorous.’ I subscribe to this standpoint because being right always mean that the relevant context is set, reasonable assumptions are made, appropriate approaches are employed, and validations are done using the most prudent means.

On the other hand, although being rigorous connotes thoroughness, by e.g. providing all the plausible regressions of this world, yet the underlying premises may be illogical, and approach used could be reductive.
Where possible, one should be both rigorous and right. However, I must note, as Eleanor Roosevelt opined, that ‘’finality is rarely achieved in life.’’ Notwithstanding that aphorism, when taking an important decision, one should endeavour to be both rigorous and right.

Prior to the constituents voting to determine who represents the constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), 2023 – 2027, delegates of the different parties will decide who become their respective flagbearers. The delegates are encouraged to make their decision conscientiously by considering the following 3 major factors:

(1) respecting our cultural ideals and ‘geopolitical’ settings is key. A system of people which throws away the tenets of being responsibly committed to agreements (formalized or implied) cannot pride itself as progressive. Our actions must demonstrate our commitment to the general orderliness of the whole constituency and, to be specific, the three subsets.

(2) A teeming, active and vibrant demography of the constituency is usually derided, circumscribed, and undermined at times like this. The members of the demography are annoyingly classed as poor, considered ‘ordinary’, and tagged unready. No, the demography is not poor and ordinary; and it is capable and ready as ready can be! Stay with me, this demography is not asking to be kept on laps, rather the demography should be in all hearts by now. Without railroading anyone, members of this demography who will be voting in the primaries should stage a political revolution with their votes.

(3) Representation should not be loose; it should be visible, and gaps bridging. Representation should give and receive information and provide feedback almost instantaneously. Representation should not turn to a ‘hide-and-seek game’ characterized by frustrating hiatuses. Our constituency deserves a representative which connects from day 1 till the end.

I think it is the right time we co-produced our next representative in LAHA. The current ‘doing-to’ and ‘doing-for’ representations do not provide opportunity to co-design the trajectory of the constituency. How about a ‘doing-with’ representation? This representation places every constituent in Alausa through the right choice we make. This representation will not take constituents as consumers but as producers of ideas on how enduring progress can be achieved. With this representation, sustainability of the constituency will be organic rather than being intractable and haphazard as is currently the case.

If the next representative is chosen among those who have roots in Ijede LCDA, the message we send is that we are a people who value demonstrating responsibility over building a pie in the sky. Besides, the chance of getting the ‘pie’ is lower than the known numerical odd of 2.5% due to at least three factors that will be explored in a subsequent piece.

Remember that situations may appear to be similar but are different; our constituency is different from others. Sticking to 8-year term is just right for our constituency. Ours is a constituency that can easily produce thousands who can satisfactorily represent us at different governance levels.

Let us not stifle a political class by perpetuating a representation that is anything but angelic. The right thing to do is pass on the baton and let the people fly. Our constituency should live life forward.

Be Rigorous, Be Right, Support HOA4HOA23 and We LeAP Forward.

Nurudeen Oshinlaja writes
For LeAP