It appeared that the aftermath of the Lagos state house of assembly primary elections in Ikorodu constituency 1 didn’t crouch nicely with multiple race nominees.
This was demonstrated at the 2nd APC reconciliation committee meeting on the 14th of July 2022 at the party’s secretariat which was targetted at precinct 1.
The reconciliation sitting also signifies an arena of synergy for the party’s stakeholders and poster face to harmonise their strength and strategise towards building a formidable political powerhouse for the All Progressive Congress (APC) party in Ikorodu Division.
Prospects including; Mr Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan, Mr Eniola Adeyemi (Wake Up), Mr Bolaji Olanrewaju Isikalu, Comrade Samson Bisiriyu and Mrs Ogbara Omowunmi were provided with the recourse to relate their compliance on the political pursuits post-primary elections.
With the aspirants present, the Asipa Kaoli-led reconciliation committee frittered no time in enthralling the candidates on the importance of the gathering, which swiftly shifted as each competitor was bestowed the medium to convey their stance on the primary election.
From a collective standpoint, the contenders acknowledged that subjective issues don’t exist among the hopefuls, but they further expressed their concerns basically on the technique by the party’s leadership in verifying the flag-bearing candidate for the LSHA seat.
Most importantly, Mr Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan, who appreciated the party leadership for organising the meeting, further summoned the attention of the committee to focus on the above stated challenge to prevent opposition party from using it as a form of counter-attack during the general elections.
Bolowotan continued, “Our leaders must ensure to carry out due diligence, to prevent that avenue being capitalised on by our opposition”.
“While we’re accepting the outcome of the primaries in good faith, our leaders should modify every loophole we encountered to guarantee it doesn’t repeat itself to affect the credibility and image of our great party” Bolowotan maintained.
In analogous remarks, Mr Eniola, Comrade Samson and Mr Bolaji Isikalu tone for the party leaders to stare at their setbacks even at the electoral process, exhorting the party to navigate their conceptions towards a more youth-tilted sphere.
Appreciating all the aspirants, Chief Asipa Kaoli communicated his delight in discerning the transparency of knowledgeable utterances and contributions from the candidates, assuring them that every point and observation would be looked into by the party for subsequent response.
“As a party loyalist, am impressed with the show of interest in the system by our youths in this era, and the notion I want to establish now is to let them know that we’ve already given them the stage to operate and chase their dreams, all we’re doing is guiding them to get more experience before they wholly handle the wheels”.
“At this point, we are set to work together and brainstorm, which is the essence of this reconciliation committee meeting, and we’ve noted every suggestion provided to fortify our party” Asia Kaolin added
Hon. Wasiu Adesina, Ikorodu Local Government council chairman, in his brief speech, urged all aspirants to checkmate their characters going forward, adding that losing the primary election doesn’t seclude them from bigger opportunities from the party.
“Your show of interest to run for the house of assembly and your consistent effort made so far has gained notification from the party leadership. It means aside from this setback you’ve encountered, more positive opportunities await you”.
“Take the loss with the spirit of sportsmanship and be optimistic for great offers to come your way shortly. Don’t be too emotional about the defeat, channel it thoroughly into uplifting our party (APC) and keep the good character in all, I can assure you that the best is yet to come” Adesina affirmed