28th September, 2011
Rufus Oladele Adekanye, chairman, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State, has stated that he did not just stumble into politics, but out of the need to bringÂ fulfillmentÂ to the people, having discovered that lots of essential facilities and infrastructure were lacking in the council area.
He made the remarks while addressing some of his supporters who stormed his office on Monday, to congratulated him on his choice as the candidate to fly the flag of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) at the 22 October local government election in the state.
According to him, â€œWhen we came into office about three years ago, I found out that a lot of things were missing and I knew that I could make a difference by making my people enjoy the dividends of democracy the more. I knew I could deliver and the only way I could help my people was to ask for their mandate to serve in this capacity.â€
The council boss fondly called Lado, stated that before assumption of office, Agboyi-Ketu lacked some basic social amenities, adding that but now, the council area has changed from what it used to be as it has experienced a lot of transformation.
According to him, â€œthere has been a lot of changes, a lot of development programmes and other things put in place to make life better for our people, particularly in the areas of infrastructure development, education and health. We, as a matter of fact, will continue to provide these things for the benefit of the people in our secong term in office by the grace of God.â€
While thanking party leaders and his supporters, especially community leaders for their support, he, however, appealed to them to continue to do that, promising to operate a more liberal style of governance, where all stakeholders will be par of policy making.
According to the Adekanye, â€œgovernment cannot function very well without the support and encouragement of the people in terms of being law abiding and by paying their taxes and other levies when due so that they can continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy.â€