9th September, 2011
Leaders of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State have thrown their weight behind the local government chairmanship aspiration of Hon. Dipo Okeyomi.
The ACN leadersâ€™ position was made known in a communiquÃ© issued at the end of a meeting held at the palace of Oba of Ojokoro, Oba Rilwan Oluwalanbe Taiwo in Lagos.
The meeting, which was presided over by the partyâ€™s chairman in the area, Alhaji Hassan Ajeigbe also had key party leaders, including Chief Oluyomi Olaogun and Hon. Ahmed Omisore, in attendance.
Present at the meeting were party leaders from the seven wards in the council area, including Mr. Afolarin Salami, Mrs. Laide Omotosho, Alhaji Oladipo Bolaji, Alhaji Ibrahim Omitogun, Chief Arifajogun Falolu, Alhaja Adedeji Tinubu (aka Mama June 12), Mr. Jimoh Yusuf, Hon. Wale Fakeye, Alhaji Sule Sokunbi Borokini, Hon. Babajide Sobowale, Hon. Segun Akinoso and the ACN women leader in the area, Alhaja Falilat Balogun.
The communiquÃ© described Hon. Okeyomi, a.k.a. Carry Go, as the choice candidate for the party, adding that the decision was unanimous.
It said the partyâ€™s decision became necessary following dissatisfaction among residents who have constantly lamented the non-performance of the outgoing administration led by Hon. Benjamin Olabinjo.
â€œWe must make it known that the outgoing chairman, Olabinjo does not have the support of the party leaders in this area. So, there is no truth in the recently sponsored publication that he has been endorsed by the party leaders.
â€œNobody has endorsed Olabinjo for second term because the people of this area have insisted that he must go. The people are angry that in the last three years there is no visible sign of development in Ojokoro. As leaders of the party, we are compelled to do the wish of the people, who insist that Olabinjo must go. We have therefore chosen Okeyomi, who is not only the peopleâ€™s choice but also capable of bringing the much needed positive change in this area,â€ the communiquÃ© stated.