2nd June, 2010
Members of the Lagos House of Assembly have been told not to reinstate the impeached chairman of Lekki Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Nigeria, Mr. Tajudeen Ajayi.
Some indigenes of Lekki including traditional chiefs and market women, who spoke with LG Circuit at the weekend during a peaceful protest to register their displeasure over the alleged move by the House to re-instate the chairman, alleged that the embattled chairman has not done anything as far as infrastructure development is concerned in the area, adding that they persuaded the people to vote for him but he has disappointed them.
â€œOur people have rejected him as chairman. If members of the House of Assembly reinstate him, we will cross carpet to another party,â€ they maintained.
One of the traditional rulers, Chief Lawal, stressed that Ajayi did not enjoy the support of traditional chiefs in the local council area, while the woman leader, Mrs. Tolowemi Sonaike, said since Ajayi was elected chairman, there has been no positive activity in the area.
â€œThe chairman is a candidate of circumstance because he emerged as a result of a rift between two groups in the party, that was how he became the chairman,â€ she stated.
Members of the legislative arm of the council recently impeached the embattled chairman but Lagos House of Assembly ordered his reinstatement pending the outcome of the investigation it proposed to carry out on the matter.