The race for the occupation of the round office of the Ikorodu Local Government situated along the TOS Benson road is getting more interesting and exciting as more people have shown interest since the Lagos State Electoral Commission (LASIEC) announced July 24 as the Election Day.
The latest entrant into the race is Hon. Azeez Jimoh Olosugbo, a two – term Councilor and Council Leader of the Ikorodu Local Government Legislative Arm, who announced his interest a few days ago when he wrote on his social media walls that residents should watch out for him in the Ikorodu LG Elections.
The aspirant, who is currently the Coordinator-General of the Onward Movement of Nigeria, has also served as the Personal Assistant to Hon. Sunmi Odesanya, a former representative of Ikorodu Constituency I in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Until recently, he was the Coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Registration/Revalidation exercise for Ikorodu Constituency I.
“Dear friends and well – wishers , #Ikorodu L.G 2021# , we are coming. Watch out!!! .
“Re- defining the purpose, new policy direction that will create sustainable growth and endless possibilities. #Ara koni gbe inu wa da oooo ti omo omo#”.
Following his announcement, several e – campaign posters were also released by him and some of his supporters while reactions trailed his announcement to contest for the coveted position as many urged him to go ahead with his ambition.
Lawani David Morohunmubo, a resident of Ikorodu who was among those that reacted early to Hon. Olosugbo’s declaration, said:
“LG 2.1. Is already here to manifest, you’ve got what it takes to take over. You have the vision and capability to transform Ikorodu local government into an enviable environment among the league of nations. You are the pride of Ikorodu. Ride on brother. Mercy covers you”, he said while encouraging the young politician to contest the Chairmanship election.
Olatunbosun Anifowoshe, who also commented, declared his support for the aspiration of Hon. Jimoh for the Ikorodu LG Chairmanship position.
“I stand with you brother. You deserve it as a cool and understanding grassroots politician. Let the youth do it. Azeez understands his people ever since he was a Councilor and we believe in him”, he said.
Also commenting, Prince Adesola Ademola said that his declaration for the position is long expected.
“Yes, it’s our long time expectation. God will perfect everything and use those in charge for your upliftment”.
In his own reaction, Adeniyi Agunbiade described Hon. Olosugbo as a young and vibrant politician that Ikorodu needs.
“The atmosphere is gathering momentum. ‘Ara o ni gbe nu wa da,ise oluwa nte siwaju’”!
“The young and vibrant lkorodu son is here. TIFE HOPE 2021”.
Salisu Harfiz Adewale, who said that the aspirant had demonstrated his capacity when he led the legislative arm of the council as a young man, also pledged his support for his aspiration.
“You had demonstrated that before when you led Councilors in Ikorodu Central as Leader of the House. You are a promising young man that is loaded with innovative and informative ideas. Your dream will surely become reality.
“We await next step from you with expression of interest”.
Another resident, Ade Oye, simply said:
“Agenda 2.1 ‘Ara koni gbe nu wa da ooo’. Hon Azeez Jimoh Olosugbo is our man”.
Also, Okeowo Adeboye Opeyemi said:
“Agenda 2.1, Let’s go there. Insha Allah, victory is assured”.
In his own reaction, Bensonkhenny Irewole said:
“Go again and demonstrate your in-depth knowledge”.
Awobajo Afeez, in his own reaction, wished him best of luck.
“Best of luck! You lead, others follow. ‘lse Oluwa nte siwaju’ ”.
Idowu Audu simply declared his own support for Hon. Olosugbo’s aspiration:
“I support you with my full flesh”.
Homolara Abayomi Jp, the Deputy Coordinator, Onward Movement of Nigeria, pledging his support, also declared Hon. Olosugbo as the man for the job.
“With God, all things are possible, Hon Azeez Jimoh Olosugbo, the best man for the job”.
Jameelah Rufai said that Hon. Olosugbo has always possessed leadership capacity and wished him all the best.
“Leadership role has always been in you from on set. Just put your trust in Allah and be steadfast in your supplications. Wish you all the best”.