By Emeagi Emeka Williams
IN order to prove to the hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos state, that Hon.Oseni Ahmed Olajide, one of the chairmanship aspirants in the just concluded local councils
primary election, was never elected, and that he does not exist as the flag bearer of the party in Igando/Ikotun for the coming election, APC group comprising of men, women and youths, stage a protest to the APC Lagos secretariat in Acme,Ikeja, yesterday.
The mammoth protesters who adopted civil strategy gathered at the LGA secretariat where they sang solidarity songs,
They were also addressed by party leaders and elders before their en masse exodus to Acme.
At the Lagos Secretariat, the surging masses were not perturbed and deterred by the heavy presence of policemen from the state command who later found that the determined APC members and community people shared an unflinching determination to press their demand that Hon.Ahmed Olajide Oseni be called to order in his bid to desuade and confuse the people through his fallacious claims capable of igniting widespread cacophony and catastrophe.
Timeswatch gathered from the leader of the agitators, Comrade Oseni Eniola Badmus who spoke amid solidarity chants, that the protest movement became necessary to put paid to the lingering rumour that Hon.Ahmed Oseni who was a poor pitiful loser in the primary election, had emerged through the backdoor as a flag bearer. According to articulate Oseni, the ill fated delusion was plotted and propagated by some disgruntled, unpopular and un rooted people who are mere superficial spectators in the politics and leadership agenda of Igando/Ikotun.
‘We are unanimously debunking the rumour making the rounds about Hon.Oseni in the LCDA.
It is unfounded and lacks any form of merit just as the figure in the humorous farce lacks credit.
” Hon.Oseni is not known to the electorate and avalanche of leaders in Igando/Ikotun, and no covert abracadabra will make his mischief meaningful”, he asserted.
About the July 24 election, he said that Comrade Lasisi Ayinde Akinsanya, one time 8years state president of the Nigerian Union of Local Govt.Employees, NULGE, Lagos state chapter, who was massively voted by the masses across the entire wards of the council; and was announced, declared and published by LASIEC, remains the legitimate, authorised and cherished flag bearer and chairmanship candidate of Igando/Ikotun LCDA.
Further, Eniola Badmus stated that the State Party Secretary had declared before the peaceful Igando/Ikotun protesters, that Comrade Akinsanya’s form as the winner was signed by the State Chairman and him.
Advising the entire people of the LCDA to remain peaceful and law abiding in the face of provocation by infamous and unpopular political mischief makers, Badmus assured that shocking socio economic and infrastructural developments await them as soon as Comrade Akinsanya takes the saddle as substantive chairman.
On behalf of the APC Igando/Ikotun LCDA, members and the
the people, he submitted a protest letter to the State Secretariat before the group left Acme.