Political Office Holders Are Stewards, Says Bariga LCDA Boss


Akeem Omoyele Sulaimon, the chairman of Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, has said that whoever holds a political office is a steward and should contribute immensely to the development of the society.

In a chat with LG Circuit recently, Sulaimon, while identifying personal interest, greed and unforgiveness as some of major factors militating against the success of any government, also noted that patience and perseverance were the only keys to the success of any political office holder who wanted to excel, adding that “we, as political office holders, must imbibe the culture of forgiveness and extend hands of fellowship.”

The Bariga council boss, who said he had been dedicated to the development of the society through road construction and rehabilitation, poverty alleviation, water project, education, youth empowerment and other dividends of democracy, however, advised residents of the council area to ensure strict adherence and prompt payment of their taxes in order to give the state government the necessary assistance to put in place development projects at all levels.

According to the council boss fondly called Oris, this advice became necessary in view of the laudable projects and programmes his administration intended for the people of the council area, some of which have already been put in place, especially in the areas of education and health care delivery.

He said his administration was committed and determined to put in place projects, programmes and policies that will enhance welfare of the people, “the reason why it is very important for us to pay our taxes regularly,” he said,

Meanwhile, leaders of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Bariga have thrown their weight behind the council chairman to fly the party’s flag in the 22 October, 2011 local government election in the state.

In a resolution to the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party elders said they agreed with the return of the two-time local government chairman for a third term.

They also declared their loyalty to the party and its decision on the forthcoming local government election in the state, while appealing to the party to consider Sulaimon, in who, they said, they have much confidence.

The resolution, signed by all the elders of the party including Otunba Dengel Anifowose, who is the party’s chairman in the Bariga LCDA, further maintained that the members have agreed to ensure the party’s victory in the coming election.

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