26th August, 2011
The Ajeromi Positive Thinkers, a non-partisan organisation based in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, has called on the leadership of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state to field the council boss, Hon. Kamal Bayewu, for a second term in the coming local government election.
The group, in a press statement signed by its president, Taofiq Ajibike, and the secretary, Ikechukwu Ojeme, stated that the call is necessary in view of the outstanding performance of the council boss in the past three years he has been in office.
â€œWe are stakeholders in this local government and we have been living here for close to two and half decades and we want to say that the Bayewu administration has been the best we have seen so far in the history of the local government,â€ the group noted.
According to the group, the Bayewu administration has not only excelled in all facets of governance but has also been acknowledged by the highest authority.
â€œRecently, the report of the Office of the Auditor General for Local Government in Lagos State rated the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government as having done more than any other local government or local council development area in the state in the area of road rehabilitation and construction. This is a fact and an acknowledgement of the impressive performance of the Bayewu administration,â€ the group averred.
APF stated further that the present administration in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government has completed the construction and rehabilitation of 12 roads, while eight projects are ongoing. The group said 12 school fences have been completed, 12 primary schools have been rehabilitated, over 2, 000 units of desks and benches have been constructed and distributed to primary schools in the area; JAMB and GCE forms have been purchased and distributed freely to indigent students in the local government and 18 earth roads have been rehabilitated. It added that 17 drainages have been constructed while there have been regular empowerment and poverty alleviation programmes for women, youths and the aged in the local government.
â€œWe are not just playing to the gallery. These are physical and verifiable projects and we invite our leaders to come to the local government and verify these claims. Bayewu has performed and we want him to continue in office because his administration has brought positive change to the local government,â€ added the APF.