14th December, 2010
To ensure that the votes of the electorate in Eti Osa Local Government Area of LagosÂ State count during the coming general elections, the Save Eti Osa Group, SEOG, heldÂ a seminar for all residents of the area.
The programme, tagged Making Your Vote Count, according to the group, is toÂ sensitise and educate the residents on the need to ensure their votes count duringÂ the coming general election, to enable them elect credible leaders that would bringÂ dividends of democracy to their doorsteps as well as banish poverty and misery fromÂ the area.
The event took place at Odofin Agungi Eti Osa, Lagos southwest, Nigeria. ResidentsÂ of the local government trooped out in their numbers to attend the seminar.
Dignitaries at the event include Ibrahim Odofin, A.K.A Eleshin, Andrew Oretan,Â Barrister Owolabi Salis, Barrister Akerele Abioye, Comrade Faso and Basirat Jimoh.
Prince Odofin said the seminar is not a politacal rally but to liberate Eti OsaÂ residents from the shackles of autocratic leaders who call themselves progressivesÂ but are entrenching missery and poverty in the area.
“The seminar is to educate and sensitise residents not to sell their votes for justÂ N1000 so as not to mortgage their future and the future of their children. It isÂ also to ensure they come out en masse to register when the voter registration beginsÂ next month,” Odofin added.