Weeks after the greenlight was given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to actualise the changing of the guard at the local government level across the metropolis of Lagos State, It has given subsequent room to young aspiring leaders to step up in propelling agendas for change in Governance at various levels.
So it reflected in Erikorodo Community as witnessed by residents on the first Saturday of May.
It was an energetic display of positivity and joy at the heart of Ikorodu North LCDA on the 1st of May 2021 as Hon Babayemisi Kehinde Fakunmoju Officially declared his interest to become the next councillor of Ward E2 Erikorodo.
The event which saw numerous prestigious Dignitaries from across Ikorodu Division gracing the formal Declaration was received with utmost joy and Celebration by inhabitants of the Erikorodo Community in Ikorodu.
A program which didn’t only featured the official Declaration, But also entertainment and Dance.
Hon Babayemisi Kehinde Fakunmoju stated in his remarks on his plans to foster growth of he emerged councilor of Ward E2.
“My Declaration of Intent to seek the nomination of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to Contest the July 24th Councillors Election. I feel honoured by your presence as I offer myself to serve the good people of Erikorodo ward and want to use the opportunity to offer our people visionary, competent and purposeful leadership” Hon Babayemisi Kehinde Fakunmoju
“I am happy that our party has adopted the modified open Primaries in selecting its flag bearers at the forthcoming local government election in the state. This will ensure the emergence of candidates whose mandate will be informed by the popular will of the members of our party”
“As one of the Executive of the CDC in Ikorodu North LCDA, secretary police/CDA forum ikorodu north LCDA, chief whip Community policing Forum (CPF) Ikorodu Division and the Chairman of United Joint CDA Erikorodo ward with over fifty-Five CDA’s, we have been faced with challenges but with the support of our team, we have been able to surmount them and remain focus on bringing good governance to the people at the grassroots”
“Distinguished leaders of our party, as we the flag bearers, let us scout for strong hands
that will create jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, provide social Services, quality representation, dynamic, decisive, competent and Vision WIll bring a robust quality ren decisive, competent infrastructure, provide social services and tackle insecurity in our communities”
“I want to lead or be part of a government that is willing to invest in the wealth of the nation and the primary purpose of any government is the welfare of it’s People. my government will provide welfare and protection of lives and property. I want to lead or be part of a government of Unity where every resident would be treated equally regardless of our ethnic, religious and political difference”
“A government of Unity where when we send our children to schools, When we board public transports and when we go to the market, we don’t ask ourselves what party, ethnicity Or religious group do we belong to”
“Karl Marx said “Religion is the opium of the people” and as such we should not allow this canker Worm to further divide us. And as such we should not allow this Fellow party men and women, my desire to run for the Councillorship position was borne out of my conviction to serve my people diligently, having acquired the required skills, attitude and knowledge as a community leader”
I believe I have what it takes to represent the good people of ward E2.
I therefore present to you my 7-point agenda with the theme “THEATRE”
“I assure you of a robust representation that would reflect on the lives of the common man on the street. I will use my experience as a grassroots politician and as a community leader to bring the right development to the good people of ward E2 and ikorodu North as a whole”
“I humbly and respectively call on our leaders, stakeholders to support my aspiration as
I intend to contribute my quota to the growth and development of APC led government at the state and local governments. I believe with you on our side and the unbounding determination of our members to change the course of our history victory is sure”
“I want to specially thank the leaders and members of our great party, the All Progressive Congress(APC), Our traditional leaders, The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Chief imam of Ikorodu division and ward E2, The CDC and CDA’S Present & Our dynamic, vibrant and articulate Youth” Hon Babayemisi Kehinde Fakunmoju Added
The aspiring Councillor received praise from the varieties of Dignitaries present as they’ll Pledged their Fervent Support while simultaneously soliciting residents to turn out in mass and vote in Hon Babayemisi Kehinde Fakunmoju whom they Averred is equal to the task ahead in order to foster Community Development and growth in Ikorodu North.
Other leaders present at the Declaration program were Ward E2 APC chairman (Alhaji Azeez Aregbesola), Ward E1- APC chairman (Mr Olu Omoniyi), Chief Afolabi Masanwo (Baale Parafa Alagemo), Hon. Dr Haruna Formal Vice Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA, Mr S.O Lawal (2nd Vice Chairman Ikorodu North CDC), Alhaja Risikat (Social Secretary), Mrs Taiwo Ogunlad (Welfare Officer Ikorodu North CDC) and Ward E2 executives APC.