▪️It’s time Ikorodu Constituency 2 gets principal position to aid development, Basorun insists.
Ikorodu Constituency 2 leading Aspirant, Hon. Nurudeen Solaja-Saka, on Tuesday visited His Royal Majesty, Oba (Barr.) AbdulSemiu Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, and the entire members of Adeboruwa-in -Council, to seek for Royal blessings ahead of the All Progressives Congress primaries.
Solaja said the visit was to solicit the support of community leaders ahead of the party’s primary election. Also to get royal blessings and to inform the Igbogbo monarch of his ambition to contest the 2023 House of Assembly Seat.
Meanwhile, a former SSG and member of Governance Advisory Council, (GAC) Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, thank the Adeboruwa-in -Council for the warm reception, adding that the choice of Hon. Solaja, who has the Apex party Leaders’ backing, is the best presently in the interest of Ikorodu constituency 2’s progress and uninterrupted development.
Emphasizing on reasons for supporting the incumbent for third term, Basorun disclosed that the trend and dynamic of the society have shown that we should review the process in Ikorodu Constituency 2.
“My first reason was because we have decided at the GAC and State Party Leaders’ meetings that anyone willing to go many times, should go and face the Party delegates and if they reject him, that means the person is not popular. We should not prevent anybody.
“Kabiyesi, the second reason is that, Ikorodu Constituency 2 needs recognition, we need to get one of the seven principal positions after 23years. We want Solaja to be a Principal Officer, to enhance development.
“And thirdly, some Alleged that Solaja has not performed. But I am aware that he has performed and I can confirm that,” Basorun explained.
He warned people about the spreading of fake news against the Royal fathers and Party leaders in Ikorodu Constituency 2, of endorsing Abiodun Moshood Aro, AMA, as the Constituency 2 choice, urging all to disregard such news, adding that it’s not only fraud but also an insult to the traditional institution.
“We are here before the Kabiyesi, not to seek for an endorsement but to thank him for being supportive and standing by us always,” Basorun added.
In his royal remarks, the Igbogbo Monarch, Oba Kasali, wished Solaja and the entire APC members that visited him well and prayed for Solaja to be successful in his political aspirations, saying the traditional institutions were apolitical.
Solaja, in company of the Chairman, Imota LCDA, and other party Leaders had earlier visited the Ranodu of Imota, HRM Oba Mudashiru Ajibade Bakare Agoro, on Monday, where the King showered his royal blessings on him.
Ikorodu Division APC Youth Leaders engages, unifies Ikorodu aspirants, on youth Inclusion and development.
In the remarks of the Divisional Youth Leader Comr. Babatunde Oyesanya TOD
“On behalf of myself and my respectable youth leaders, I welcome you to this first of its kind Political youth meeting of APC Youths, Ikorodu Division.”
“Thank you Sirs/Mas for taking the time to meet us today, out of your tight and busy schedule, we pray your efforts never go unrecognised & appreciated.”
“Today’s meeting is not a speech making one, rather an outline of our objectives; Hence the following:
• We seek to familiarise ourselves and build a healthy relationship between the youths and LAHA aspirants
• We seek to make each and every LAHA aspirants aware that APC Youth, Ikorodu Division as no favourites.
• To urge all LAHA aspirants to always preach and seek peaceful resolution to all issues.”
“Furthermore, after our party primaries we seek to create a platform tagged “Beyond The Posters” to enable our candidates share the legislative agenda and programmes with constituents and youth bodies with Ikorodu Division.”
• Development of a comprehensive APC Youth Database
• Launch aggressive media campaign on social media, electronic media and print media to support of our candidates contesting for various positions, such as President & Vice President, Senate, House of Representative & State House of Assemblies.
• Improve youth participations in all elections through door to door mobilisation and campaigns.
• Seek more empowerment benefits for youths in the areas of Skill acquisitions, education and technology.”
Aspirants from Ikorodu Constituency 1 and Ikorodu Constituency 2 were present to present there agenda if elected into the office, aspirants present at the gathering are:
Hon. Sanai Oyeniran Bolanle SOB Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ikorodu Constituency 1 ably represented by Hon. Jimoh Azeez, Hon. Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan, Hon. Nurudeen Saka Solaja member representing Ikorodu Constituency 2 ably represented Hon. Hassan Anjorin, Hon. Eniola Adeyemi Wake-Up, Hon. Omowunmi Ogbara, Hon. Oluwatosin Onamade, Hon. Bolaji Isikalu SHIFT, Hon. Ogunleye Gbolahan ably represented by his Campaign DG Mr. Kehinde Ayanbadejo, Hon. Oluwabunmi Abiodun Sule, and Comr. Samson Bisiriyu.
All the aspirants preach peace and unity in the upcoming primary election and whoever emerge among them for the seat both Ikorodu Constituency 1 and Ikorodu Constituency 2, they will give such person their total support being the flag bearer of the party, because they all have the love of Ikorodu at heart.
After the successful shadow primary exercise among APC’s Ikorodu Constituency II, Lagos State House of Assembly aspirants in Ijede LCDA, and emergence of Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun as the Ijede LCDA’s chosen aspirant; the party leaders unanimously embarked on consultations to stakeholders to the royal heads in Ikorodu Constituency II.
The consultations began on Thursday, 19th May, 2022 at the palace of Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, HRM. Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali, Emugoriade I. The spokesperson for the team, Alhaji S. Ade Ajala stated that it was the desire of Ijede LCDA’s Royal, traditional and political heads to have a sole aspirant to participate in the party primary since the incumbent has refused to honor the rotational agreement.
Since all the aspirants are legitimate and bonafide indigenes of Ijede LCDA, eminently qualified and none of them was ready to step down from the race; it was thought wise to conduct an in-house primary among the aspirants and all the party leaders agreed to the shadow primary.
He furthered stated that the shadow primary was transparent in that all the aspirants were given comprehensive list of the delegates that would vote in the exercise 72 hours before exercise for them to market themselves to the delegates.
The leaders presented letter duly signed by Ijede’s LCDA APC Chieftain, presenting Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun to HRM. Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali, Emugoriade I as the Ijede LCDA’s chosen aspirant because the unanimously agreed shadow primary is the perfect representation of Royal, traditional and political heads of Ijede LCDA. They didn’t fail to express their concerns over the discreditable and reprehensible refusal of the incumbent and some political leaders from Igbogbo to honor the peace and egalitarian driven rotational agreement.
In his response, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali said as a peace-loving king, I stand where Ijede is standing. He said, since there is an agreement on rotation between the Irepodun formation (Igbogbo, Imota and Ijede), it is just honorable to abide with the agreement, and if there must be a revisit to the agreement, it will be the responsibility of the constituency’s stakeholders to collectively evaluate the efficacy of the agreement and reach a new one, if need be.
He also commended the efforts of the Council Chairmen and political leaders that are taking necessary steps to make sure that the rotational arrangement is implemented.
In the presence of Ijede LCDA APC chieftains, HRM. Oba Semiu Orimadegun Kasali henceforth endorsed the aspiration Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun and prayed for him.
In the same day (Thursday, 19th May, 2022), the chieftains took their consultation trail to the palace of the Oba Ranodu of Imota, RMH. Oba Mudasiru Ajibade Bakare Agoro. The former political leader and two terms ward councilor said, “I was very much involved in the rotational arrangement; the objective of the arrangement was predicated on equality, selflessness and significance of IREPODUN formation; and there is no justification whatsoever for dishonoring the rotational agreement and urged all the well-meaning people with integrity to distance themselves from such undemocratic act.
The team presented the letter duly signed by Ijede’s LCDA APC Chieftain, presenting Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun to HRM. Oba Mudasiru Ajibade Bakare Agoro as the Ijede LCDA’s chosen aspirant and with traditional song (newly composed for AMA by HRM). He endorsed the aspiration of Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun with heart felt prayers.
On Saturday, 21st May, 2002, the Ijede APC Chieftains headed to the house of Olubeshe of Ibeshe, HRM Oba Richard Ogunsanya; narrating the same development to the king and presenting him with the letter signed by the leaders as well as Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun, the king, a former political leader and ward councilor said the rotational agreement is a substance of IREPODUN’s peaceful coexistence and it must be respected. In his words, he said the “Agreement has become our Law”.
In the same manner, the king endorsed the aspiration of Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun after the unanimously signed letter of Ijede LCDA chieftains was presented to him.
The team then went back home to the palace of Alajede in council where High Chief Alliu Musediq, the regent/Olisa of Ijede and chiefs received them in company of Hon. Motunrayo Alogba, the Executive Chairman, Ijede LCDA, welcoming and embracing their own Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun.
The political leaders headed to the Palace of the Obateru of Egbin, the ever gracious king, Oba Adeoriyomi Akeem Oyebo who officially endorsed Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun and fortified him with prayers.
Summarily, all the Kings charged all the indigenes and residents of Irepodun to honour the rotational agreement in the interest of peaceful coexistence; they also urged all and sundry to support the choice of IJede LCDA.
The Ijede’s APC Chieftain that made up the consultation team are:
Hon. Adefarasin Hassan, Alhaji S. Ade Ajala, Hon. Aguda Emmanuel, Alhaji Kayode Fahm, Hon. Motunrayo Alogba, Hon. Bello Monsuru
Hakeem Taoreed popularly known as AK is Ok Ijede born politician has withdrawn from the race of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency 2, this was disclosed by his Campaign team yesterday 20th of May 2022.
“A call to Serve, Obeyed and Honored !!! We write to officially communicate the decision of Mr. Hakeem Babajide Taoreed to withdraw from the race for the position (of member) of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu, Constituency II, under our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC). He found it as a great honor to have been thought out of many and called upon to represent the good people of the constituency at the forthcoming election.”
“The call to serve, was the confidence in his enviable academic achievement and impeccable track record as a dedicated Public Servant which has directly impacted positively in the lives of members of his constituency. His constituent are truly proud of his accomplishments and believe that the constituency would benefit greatly from his experience and fresh perspectives.”
“However, after extensive consultation from our revered Leaders and Party Stakeholders of our great party who will decide on who becomes the flag bearer of the party for the seat at the State House of assembly at the Primary Elections to this end, we use this medium to convey the withdrawal of our candidacy to our dear supporters and well-wishers that we would not be going further with our pursuit of the constituency seat at the Lagos State House of Assembly,2023,accepting as supreme ,the decision of our great party in good faith.”
“We humbly align with the decision and directive of the party towards the party primary election.We wish to ask for your continued support and guidance as we trudge on the journey remembering always that a mile long trek starts with a step Mr. Hakeem Taoreed will continue to remain steadfast in his pursuit of a legacy of selfless leadership through service and community engagements. On behalf of our candidate we wish to restate our gratitude to everyone who has supported us on this journey and shared our vision and dream of quality, equity and fair representation which are crucial to the development and prosperity of ikorodu Constituency II. The support and love has been overwhelming”
“The campaign team thanked Our royal fathers, HRM Oba Kabiru A. Shotobi (Ayangbure of Ikorodu Kingdom), HRM Oba Ajibade Agoro (Ranodu of Imota Kingdom), HRM Oba Semiudeen O. Kasali (Adeboruwa of Igbogbo kingdom), HRM Oba Richard Ogunsanya (Olubeshe of Ibeshe Kingdom), HRM Oba Akeem A. Oyebo (Obateru of Egbin Kingdom), Chief Aliu Musediq (The Regent of Ijede Kingdom) and other Traditional leaders of our Constituency.”
“To APC stakeholders, our most revered GAC members, His Excellency Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Ashiwaju Olorunfunmi Bashorun , Ashipa Kaoli .O Olusanya, Senator Seye Ogunlewe, Distinguish Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Hon. Babajimi Benson, Hon. Sunmi Odesanya, Hon. Olasunkanmi Tijani, Hon. Saheed Hassan Adefarasin, Hon Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, Builder Sesan Daini, Hon. wasiu Agoro, Hon. Taiwo Orenuga, Hon. Sunday Kareem, Hon Rahmon Akinyemi, Our Apex leaders, Councilors of Ikorodu constituency II, Executive members of the Local Government and Local Council Development Area of APC.”
“We thank the members of our campaign organization for their selflessness and strong commitment to walk the talk. These are the first disciples of the mandate. We wish to unequivocally express our unalloyed support to the party and to whomever emerges as the candidate of the party at the primary election. We therefore call on all our teeming supporters across the constituency to take this decision in good faith and respect the directives of the leaders of our great party.”
“Wishing us all a successful Primary election.”
Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria Long Live Lagos State Long Live Ikorodu Long Live Our Royal Fathers Long Live our Apex Leaders
On Saturday, 30th of April, 2022, Ikorodu Constituency ll Councillors Forum officially endorsed Hon. Babajimi Adegoke Benson, MHR for third term in the federal legislative chamber.
The forum loud the sterling performance of Hon. Babajimi Adegoke Benson described it as unbeatably historical.
They further noted that Hon. Babajimi Adegoke Benson has set a legislative standard for any parliamentarian to emulate and initiated for much development projects enough for any executive arm of Government to imitate.
Signed; Prince Babatunde Oredoyin Chairman, Constituency ll Councillors Forum.
The LGA Executives received Hon. Gbenga Oshin with love as he takes his consultation and seeks for their support at the forthcoming primary election, and promise to be a good representative if given the opportunity to serve.
The Party Chairman Hon. Taiwo Orenuga in his remarks “I welcome you and your team to this gathering and I also need to commend you for the kind of Campaign strategy you’re using, which is different from other aspirant no form of insult from your supporters, it shows your experience being a former Councillor and as well a former member of the state house of Assembly is not wasted, with your experience in this past assignment it shows you’re capable of the task ahead”
Hon. Gbenga Oshin in his remarks “I appreciate the warm welcome by this wonderful Executives ably led by the Chairman, gave short introduction about himself and his background going further “I’ve the experience being a former Lawmaker I’ve served as a Councilor, and a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
“I want to give you my assurance, I’ll represent the interest of the people, and I’ll never forget my people no matter the circumstances”
“Experience counts, earlier it has propelled me during the first time I was in the house which I spent few months then”
My representation won’t be one you will doubt, I’ve programs planned for our youths, women, and aged”
Other LGA Executives appraise Hon. Oshin for his steadfastness in the party, being a loyal party man, assure him of their support also wish him best of luck at the party primaries.
Mammoth crowd received Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun in Igbogbo as he led his campaign train to Isokan (APC) Political Group in grand style.
The group that is made up of pragmatic political strategists welcomed the young and successful businessman who is seeking the support of the group for Ikorodu Constituency II Lagos State Assembly’s seat, after thoroughly quizzing him.
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.
My name is Olugbenga Akinwale Oshin My family background are as follows Oluwo Okujumo, Oshinbokuren, Igbogbo and Oreshe Anifowoshe in Ijede.
A member of the 6th Lagos State house of Assembly amongst others, I studied P. H Education at University of Lagos, Management at University of Ibadan and Adminstration (Ncema).
A first Legislative council member, Ikorodu Local Government.
Manifesto: To be a catalyst for the emancipation of youth, women, the aged and the downtrodden. To give adequate and good representation to my constituency. I have been tested and trusted and all / sundry can attest to this fact.
As a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly it is expected that I legislate for the state as well as be a watchdog to Executive arm of Government to ensure that they implement Government policies and programmes, to make laws that will ensure good Governance representing the will of my constituents.
To ensure the judicious use of the resources of the state on order that citizens of the state can receive maximum benefits.
Sponsor bills to formulate the will of the state into laws and gives it a legal character, perform all other oversight functions among others as stipulated by laws.
Doing this fundamental responsibilities, I shall also create:
1. I will have a synergy with Local councils in sighting of my constituency projects.
2. I will build and improve in the flairs of my constituency: Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ijede, and Imota who are largely known to be fish farmers.
3. Job creation and embarkment of developmental projects through regular interface with all State ministries especially that of local government and rural development ministries.
As a pathfinder for the development of the Youths, Women, aged and the less privileged programmes to develop all categories ranging from Empowerment, Educational, Sponsorship, Sports, Assistance through investments and so on.
I sincerely offer myself to serve you by the special grace of God.