For the purpose of clarity and proposition of truth to all Lagosians and Agege residents in particular, we read a news story dated: 16th November,2017; at 5:16pm on the website of Vanguard Newspaper with the headline: Agege LG reacts to alleged rejection of Ambode’s list for Supervisors, SLGs. It is important for us to respond to all the allegations raised in the one-sided news story.
First, Vanguard Newspaper is a reputable print medium any day, anytime. But the management of the noble paper needs to checkmate its reporters on the Journalistic traits and balance of story. On this story, the reporter showed lack of Professionalism, coherence and inadequate presentation of facts. It is sad!
We cannot understand how politics of Agege Local Government has turned to do or die affairs in the hands of Hon. Ganiyu Egunjobi and Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa.
Prior to the July 22, 2017 local government elections, Hon. Obasa has shown that he did not want Primary elections in the party when he noticed that money cannot buy many of the legitimate executive members. The party waged into the crises and resolved to share the available positions between the two camps. We all agreed and moved on to work for the appointed candidate of the party, Hon. Ganiyu Egunjobi who later became Chairman of Agege Local Government through the assistance of all party members.
Immediately, Hon. Egunjobi became Chairman of the council, he put up his dubious cap and prepared not to honour the decision of the Party. Then, it was not surprising.
For the leader of Agege Legislative arm, Hon. Muyideen Kola Anigbajumo to call the activities of the party’s nominees as “inimical” to the progress of the Party” is unacceptable and disrespectful. Anigbajumo is an opportunist who cannot put two correct sentences together. We are not surprised at his disposition on this issue; he is a political coward with a blank mind.
Meanwhile, all the political leaders in the local government cannot be daft to put up a list filled with members of questionable characters. NO! They will not. Our leaders are knowledgeable beyond the lifeless defence of Anigbajumo. The nominess: Hon. Akingbade Oke,Hon. Julius Oguntan, Hon. Rabiu Danjuma, Hon. Isiaka Alabaya, Hon. Ganiyu Adeyemo, Hon. Abosede Oyeniyi, Hon. Janatu Omolabu are responsible personalities who will never involve in anti-parties activities.
Moreso, Hon. Akin Oke cannot be alleged of anti-party activities. He has contested against Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for Lagos Assembly ticket three times without leaving the party and stood as the party’s collating officer at those three occasions. How could such honourable man involved in anti-party activities now that he is on track to success? Akin Oke is a professional insurance broker and a man of good character. He was part of Alliance for Democracy(AD), Action Congress (AC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now All Progressives Congress (APC). He has never for once left the party. All the truthful party leaders in the local council can testify to that. And if Hon. Muyideen Kola Anijumo has any contrary evidence on the facts aboved,he should present it in due course.
On the other hand, Hon Kabiru Odejobi is economical with the truth on the statement credited to him in the unbalanced story. He alleged Hon. Akingbade of anti-party activities. When was he when Oke contested against Obasa and still remain the party’s collating officer for 2003, 2007 and 2011? Odejobi is an actor in Egunjobi’s movie.
For the record, Hon. Akingbade Oke and other nominees are responsible party members who will never bring shamed to the APC and its Leaders. We implore the State Chairman of APC, Otunba Henry Ajomale to caution Legislative Arm of Agege Local Government from defamation of character in order to score “cheap” political points.
We know that Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Hon. Ganiyu Egunjobi and their foot soldiers have ridiculed the party and its decisions. It is germane for the party leaders to punish them accordingly. They have designed the “drama” and casted it with some councillors but the party must not allow their movie to be played.
Sincerely, we thank all the genuine party leaders for their painstaking efforts in appointing credible people to power but they must punish the likes of Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Ganiyu, Egunjobi, Kola Muyideen Anigbajumo and other members who had disrespect the party leaders like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Otunba Henry Ajomale, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and other worthy leaders.
FOR: Authentic Agege Nominees
Hon. Akingbade Oke (SLG)
Hon Julius Oguntan
- Abosede Oyeniyi