Ikorodu Constituency II: It’s The Turn Of Ijede, But They Have To Fight For The Assembly Seat – Hon. Agoro, Chairman, Imota LCDA

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Hon. Wasiu Agoro, Chairman, Imota LCDA.

The Chairman of Imota Local Council Development Area, Hon. Wasiu Adekunle Agoro, has acknowledged that it is the turn of Ijede LCDA to take shot at the Ikorodu Constituency II seat at the Lagos State House of Assembly come 2023m but that they must fight for it.

Agoro, who said that power is never served a la carte, also added that Imota LCDA also had to put up a serious fight seven years ago when the the incumbent, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, who is from Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, contested for the post despite that the rotational arrangement was in place.

He, however, confirmed to THE IMPACT in an interview that the royal fathers, chieftains of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) in Ikorodu Division and the three council chairmen are all in agreement that Ijede LCDA must produce candidate for the Assembly seat come 2023.

“Truly, there is rotational agreement between the three councils and it is the turn of Ijede, but I want to remind people that about seven years ago when it was the turn of Imota LCDA, the incumbent then, Hon. Nosimot (Adebimpe Akinsola) contested against our aspirant”, he recalled.

“The primary (election) was held at Ijede LCDA but eventually, the candidate emerged from Imota because he won the primary election. What is good for the goose must be good for the gander too.

“I believe in the rotational arrangement but then, when the incumbent, Hon.Solaja from Imota believes that he has a chance if he contests, I cannot stop him from contesting. He has a right and for the fact that, during his own period too, he faced the same thing. If Hon. Nosimot had won the primary election then, what would have been the situation?”, Hon. Agoro asked.

“But, that does not mean that Imota does not believe anymore in the rotational arrangement, we do, but Solaja is one of our sons and if he has decided to run, who are we to stop him from doing so?

“Imota community believes in the rotational system, so also are the Obas in Constituency II, that is Ranodu, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Obateru of Egbin and the Regent of Ijede. They called us and we were told where they are going. Our GAC member, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun told us that he is with the position of Obas and that it is Ijede’s turn. Also, when we were with the former Deputy Governor, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, he too said that it is the turn of Ijede”.

He charged the Ijede community to work towards presenting a formidable aspirant to face the incumbent if they are really interested in securing the Assembly seat.

“In politics, power is not served a la carte, you must fight and work for it. Anybody aspiring for the position should go and do his work and consult widely”, Imota LCDA Chairman said.

“You can’t just sit in your home and tell people that it is my turn and they will give it to you. My advice to the Ijede people is that they should work on their aspirants and probably come up with an aspirant to face the incumbent. I am not the Kingmaker that can just pick someone to go for the position. This is politics and in politics, you fight to the end”, he added.

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