5th October, 2011
The leadership of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Ikeja Local Government Chapter, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, has paid a courtesy visit to the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed.
They thanked the leadership of the party for giving them their choice candidate for the chairmanship position of the local government in person of Hon. Mojeed Balogun.
The party members, which include youths, market men and women associations, artisans and members of the Igbo, Hausa and South-south communities in the local government, stormed the residence of the former Lagos State governor in a convoy.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS, the chairman of the party in the local government, Comrade Augustine Bamidele Daniya, said the purpose of the visit was to show appreciation to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for all his good works for the party.
Chairman, Ikeja Indigenous Forum, Adefolami Tajudeen said,”we are gathered here to say thank you to Jagaban. We are very happy and grateful to him for giving us the opportunity to serve. As far back as 1967 when Ikeja was created, we have never had the opportunity of having an indigenous chairman except now.
“Mojeed is going to be our first indigenous chairman and we appreciate the gesture. We will work hand in hand to ensure that this in-coming administration does not fail,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the councillors, Edward Arogbonfoh said, “if you look at the set up of the people that will represent this local government in the next dispensation, you will find out that they are vibrant and articulate youths with integrity and this was made possible by the national leader of our party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, hence our decision to say a big thank you to him.
The Ikeja local government chairmanship candidate, Hon. Mojeed Balogun said,” we are here to appreciate Asiwaju for what he has done for Ikeja local government and the community. He is a dynamic leader and it is through him that we see vision as a party and he deserves this courtesy visit.
“As an indigene and a member of Ikeja community, I believe there is no difference between us and the others and with this opportunity given to us, we will make a difference,” he assured.
The vice chairmanship candidate, David Olusegun Odumbaku said, “we felt that to whom much is given, much is expected. Therefore, we deem it fit to say thank you to our national leader. For the first time, we are having indigene as the chairman and vice chairman. We are close to the people and we know their yearnings and aspirations and we will give them the best.