Barrister Lekan Ijelu, an aspirant for the Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency I seat has revealed his mision for aspiring to contest for the position.
He revealed his programmes to IMPACT in a chat recently at his campaign office at Owolowo, which he said are to “promote community development through effective oversight function, and effective and effectual reprsentation”
“My major aim is to promote development through effective oversight functions and also to engender an effective and effectual representation. I intend to go there and carry my constituents along in the process of lawmaking and explaining the policies of government to them in a manner they will understand”, Said Barrister Ijelu
Ijelu who has been practicing law for over ten years also added that he intends to get involve in promoting private bills to address the challenges of the people, and also use his oversight function in getting adequate percentage of budgetary allocation to his constituents and constituency.
The aspirant who came into Action Congresss (AC) in October, 2007, and was part of the process that culminated into the party changes into Action Congres of Nigeria (ACN), stated that he has been entrenched in the structure of the party with presence in all wards and with a huge following.
Ijelu who emphasized the trust the leadership of the ruling party reposed and still reposes in him said he was made the Secretary of the party’s Security Committee under the Chairmanship of Prince Lanre Balogun for the 2011 elections.
The aspirant who is expecting change in all ramifications said he is expecting democratic principles to be fully entrenched in the party regarding party’s primaries. “We are in a party that prides itself as being democratic and I believe that there would be change. It will not be business as usual with our congresses. The new turn of event gives us hope for brighter future”
Ijelu who called for either proper primaries or consensus type, added that whichever one that is chosen by the party must have human face and must be encouraging to all aspirants.
A close aide of the lawyer cum politician also told IMPACT that it was the selfless service he rendered to the defunct ACN when he joined in 2007 that made top leaders of the party and members then to encouraged him to contest for the Assembly position in 2011,but the party machinery preferred the incumbent.