With February 25th around the corner, the entire ward B3 Isiwu Joint CDA in Ikorodu North LCDA converged at Adamo bus stop on the 18th of February 2023 for election reasons.
The ward, comprising 70 CDAs, standing firmly behind APC, brought out community leaders, ward excos and party members en mass, galvanising eligible voters before the general elections to aid the ruling party.
Presided over by Pastor Samson Oluwasegun Omomo, Secretary to Ikorodu North CDC and Chairman of ward B3 Isiwu joint CDA, the program symbolised the CDAs official proclamation of support for the All Progressive Congress (APC) party ahead of the elections.
Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA, Bldr Adeola Adebisi Banjo, who was represented by Mr Niyi Odugbesi, Secretary to the council boss, told Ikorodu News Network (INN) that the agenda seeks to prepare voters ahead.
As stated by Mr Niyi, “With the elections just days to go, this program strengthens the people’s devotion to ensure victory for our party, the All Progressive Congress (APC)”.
“Despite the economic downturn due to the naira scarcity, we refused to be downtrodden and weak, we’ll continue to send our message across right till Election Day”.
“While he had to catch up with another official assignment, Bldr Banjo requested I stood in the gap for him here, to engage our people and let them know that our country is in good hands with the APC, which will give us more developmental modification” Mr Niyi noted
Comrade Adekoya Babatunde, a ward B3 CDA chairman, illustrated that every APC card carrier should not be worried about the ongoing naira scarcity, citing the crisis as an economic frustration ploy to sway party faithfuls from exercising their civic responsibility.
He asserted that all members singing the mandate song for the development of Nigeria should be ready to demonstrate it on the 25th of February and March 11th with their PVC, voting all APC candidates from top to bottom.
Another ward B3 Isiwu chairman, Mrs Agiri Adetokunbo, in her short message, explained to able voters their expectations before and during election day.
Emphasising the need for voters to come out early on election Day, she exhorted the ward leaders to adhere to the right approach to carry out a successful franchise process.
“When you’re done voting, you can equally rush back to your neighbourhood, compelling those yet to vote to take off to their voting booth and do the needful as well,” she said.
Speaking on her party of choice which is the APC, Mrs Adetokunbo explained the power of women in campaigning and canvassing for voters.
“Firstly, We choose the APC party because we can see what they’ve achieved, which we understand can only get better”.
“Now, as mothers of candidates, our children are everywhere. We can effortlessly have access to the markets, workplaces and other spots our spouses cannot stack, our functions in this year’s election have been very instrumental”.
“We’re the reason many men are now permitting their wives to join and function in the political space at a grassroot level” She added
Campaign envoys from Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Lagos East Senatorial Diplomat, and agents from Ikorodu federal lawmaker, Hon. Babajimi Benson’s iCare foundation also attended the program.
East Consultative Forum (ECF) Ikorodu North Coordinator, Hon. Matthew Adesanya, represented by Mr Adeyemi Habeeb, told Ikorodu News Network (INN) that even though Senator Abiru’s job is to legislate, he has pushed beyond his commitment to execute numerous projects across the Lagos East.
According to Adeyemi Habeeb, The forum is established to propagate the feats of Senator Tokunbo Abiru and also mobilise voters to re-elect him back to the office.
Detailing the accomplishments of the Senator, Habeeb said an 80-seater bed hospital was established in Ikorodu North LCDA by Senator Abiru to support the Isiwu community, which lessened the stress load on Ikorodu general hospital.
Habeeb clarified that Senator Abiru also facilitated the installation of transformers.
“There are elders in the community that are beneficiaries of Senator Abiru’s covid-19 relief aid, putting 10 thousand naira in their account monthly, not to talk about students’ bursary programs which the distinguished Senator has consistently provided too”.
“We came to accentuate his works to allow the 70 CDAs to understand what the Senator has performed in the last two years”.
“We’re also here to encourage them to lend Senator Abiru and all other APC candidates their vote come February 25th and March 11th, and we’re happy that they’ve demonstrated their support to us.” Adeyemi Habeeb asserted.
Highlighting the APC flag-bearers, Pastor Samson Omomo, told Ikorodu News Network that his CDAs have seen what the party has done for its communities and the best way to show their appreciation is by voting for them in return.
He explains, “Due to reasons that the party Reps are doing a wonderful job, it’s a sign that more development is yet to come from them, they must be given more opportunities”.
“My CDA has directly benefitted from new transformer installations facilitated by Senator Tokunbo Abiru and Hon. Babajimi Benson”.
“The clear message we’re approving is for all our CDA members to come out during the elections on both the 25th of February and the 11th of March to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (as President of Nigeria), and Governor Sanwo-Olu (as Lagos State Governor re-elect)”
“Also, they must vote for Senator Mukahil Adetokunbo Abiru (re-electing him for Lagos East), Hon. Babajimi Benson, Ikorodu federal lawmaker, the Julius Berger of Ikorodu should also be voted for, to return to the house of representatives and finally, Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye, as the new house of assembly member representing Ikorodu constituency 1”.
“It should be APC all the way, to facilitate more developments in our communities and ward in general” Pastor Omomo noted.
With 7.1 million registered voters recorded in Lagos State, Pastor Omomo predicted over 4 million votes for the All Progressive Congress (APC) to clinch a massive victory.