A popular grassroots politician and one of the aspirants that jostled for the Chairmanship position in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Prince Samuel Adegboyega Oyebola, popularly called ‘Ologijo’, has also toed the party line by accepting the decision of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the primary election held last Saturday across the state.
The party, had, on Tuesday (yesterday) presented the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission’s (LASIEC) nomination forms to some aspirants as candidates of the party despite the fact that no result has been announced four days after the primary election was held.
Prince Ologijo, who spoke with THE IMPACT on Monday, May 31, 2021, on the election which was marred by violence, ballot boxes snatching, lateness of electoral officials to voting centres and inability of many party members to vote, described the process as inconclusive.
He also called for continuous sensitization of party members and general voters on what is expected of them during election.
Reacting to the party’s decision on Tuesday, the aspirants said that he would abide with the decision which favoured Hon. Sulaimon Olanrewaju, a former Vice Chairman, as the Chairmanship candidate of the APC in the July 24 Local Government election.
“As a loyal member of our great party, APC, who strongly believe in party supremacy, l congratulate Hon Sulaimon Olanrewaju as the pronounced Chairmanship candidate of Ikorodu West LCDA by our great party APC”, Prince Ologijo said.
“I am using this medium to sincerely thank all progressively minded TEAM SAO (Prince Samuel Adegboyega Oyebola) members and supporters that came out to vote for me during the last primary election.
“We have to know the party is supreme and the party has spoken.
He appealed to his supporters to be calm and should not engage in any violence or keep enmity due to what happened on the day of the election and the decision of the party.
“I’m appealing to my supporters, especially those in Ipakodo and Majidun wards, to please keep calm and avoid violence and enmity”, he pleaded.
He said that his political team will work for the victory of the ruling party in the coming election and that he would share his agenda with the party’s choice towards developing the council.