3rd August, 2010
Achieftain of the Action Congress (AC) in Lagos State, South West Nigeria, Chief Ayo Akande, has advised politicians in the state not to relegate traditional rulers to the background in running of the state affairs.
He gave the advice during a joint meeting of all traditional rulers and chiefs in Ifako-Ijaye Local Government and Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State with the chairman, Lagos West Senatorial Zone of the party, Chief James Odunmbaku and top political leaders in the two council areas.
Akande noted that for political stability to be enhanced in the state, traditional rulers must be encouraged to stay united.
According to him, â€œif traditional rulers who are custodians of our tradition and culture are united towards the political governance of their people, their welfare will be enhanced.â€
He pointed out that soonest, a political forum which would involve traditional rulers with government and the party would be inaugurated in the two council areas for better governance.
In his remark at the occasion, Chief James Odunmbaku, who commended the efforts of Chief Akande, assured the traditional rulers that the party would not disappoint them.
Responding on behalf of the traditional rulers, Oba Rilwan Taiwo, the Olojokoro of Ojokoro, implored Odunmbaku to see to the welfare of traditional rulers in the state with view of making them comfortable.