Ndigbo Backs Fashola, Ojo LG Chairman


Igbo in Badagry Division of Lagos State, South West Nigeria, under the auspices of Ndigbo in Action Congress, has thrown its weight behind the state governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola and Murisque Yinka Durosimi, the chairman, Ojo Local Government Area, for second term.

The group, during a solidarity visit to the Ojo council chairman recently, said with the performance of both the state governor and the chairman, it has decided not only to canvass for a second term for them, but to also do everything reasonable to ensure that they are returned for a second term.

Chief Chris Nwakouna, in his speech, described the governor and the chairman as men who have redefined leadership and governance as well as make the dividends of democracy get to all nooks and crannies in the state and local government.

Nwakouna also described them as great leaders, administrators and managers of human and natural resources, who have carried all the tribes along in the state and local governments in their programmes, thereby bringing an enduring peace.

In the light of this, the group has resolved to ensure that they are returned in office in 2011.

According to him, “in the light of the foregoing, it is the resolve of the Igbo that you will continue in office in 2011.

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“You need re-election to complete the dream of a new state and local government and we therefore advise every intending and prospective aspirant for 2011 governorship and chairmanship elections to wait until 2014.

“On our part, we assure you of our continuous and unalloyed support to your administration. We shall do all that is reasonable and lawfully permissible to ensure your re-election.”

Responding, the council chairman described the visit as a sign of unity among the group, saying it shows that people are really getting what they desire from government.

Meanwhile, the group has printed 100,000 copies of stickers canvassing for re-election of the governor and the chairman.

—Paul Sanusi

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