Ogun LG Poll: APC Leaders Canvass Support For Ifo Chairmanship Slot To Constituency II - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Ogun LG Poll: APC Leaders Canvass Support For Ifo Chairmanship Slot To Constituency II


ABEOKUTA - Leaders of All Progressive Congress in Ifo local government have appealed to the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and the party leaders in the state to consider zoning chairmanship ticket of the local government to Ifo State Constituency II. 


This according to them would ensure equity and fairness .


Addressing journalists on Monday, Chief Ganiyu Elefonde argued that the constituency has been deprived of many state political appointments compared to state constituency I. 


He explained that, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, as well as two Board Chairmen, two Special Assistants, Governor's Advisory Council member are some of the appointments currently occupied  by the state constituency I.


He stressed further that, the state constituency II could only boast of two state appointments which are Special Adviser and a board member.


Elefonde however, noted that, although, the caretaker Chairman of the local government is from the state constituency II, urging Governor Abiodun and leaders of the party in the state to allow the constituency to produce the council chairman in the forthcoming council poll.


"We have called this press briefing to make some clarifications on happenings in our dear local government especially as it affects our state constituency, Ifo Constituency II.

cross section of party members at the press conference on Monday

"Ifo Constituency II as presently configured is going through what is best described as unhealthy muscling by some few but privileged political personalities from our sister constituency, Ifo Constituency I.


"It is public knowledge the efforts and sacrifice the stakeholders in Ifo Constituency II played before, during and after the election that brought in our incumbent governor, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR. In the most very hostile political environment ever witnessed in the history of our state, especially in our state constituency, all stakeholders gave their support to our party All Progressives Congress and its candidate. 


"For avoidance of doubt, towns like Agbado, Akute-Ajuwon, Ijoko, Lambe, Isheri, Dalemo to mention but a few gave their supports. As the most organized CDAs and CDCs in the state, Community and political leaders of Ifo Constituency II dared the consequences and queued behind the candidature of Omooba DapoA biodun. The rest they say is history.


"For clarity, the number 3 position of the state, the office of the speaker is currently from Ifo Constituency I. Same with 2 Board Chairmen (OGSAA and OGWAMA), 2 Special Assistants (SA New Media and Political to Speaker), Governor's Advisory Council member are some of the appointment currently occupied by Constituency I while Constituency II can only boast of 2 state appointments, A special adviser and a board member. Ladies and gentlemen of the Press, how best can one describe this scenario?


"As partners in progress, we have taken solace in the appointment of one of our  sons as the caretaker Chairman of Ifo local government. His appointment has been the soothing oil on the wounds of our constituents especially when the Chairman has not only represented our constituency well, but has sufficiently shown capacity in discharge of his responsibilities carrying everyone along.


"That the party leadership under His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the leader of the party in the state come to our aid in Ifo LGA and provide leadership by ensuring fair and just distribution of party opportunities in such a manner that no section of the state will feel marginalized as is being witnessed in Ifo Constituency II.


"That the candidate to represent the party should come from Ifo Constituency II in such a way to give sense of belonging to the constituency with highest number of voters from Ifo local government.


"That all stakeholders be allowed to fair participation in the process of selecting the candidate of the party as no aspirant or stakeholders should be disenfranchised of his rights."

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