All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts from Onigbongbo LCDA turnout massively at the official declaration of Barr Rakiyah Olufunke Hassan for the chairmanship position of Onigbongbo LCDA at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, 25 May, 2021.
The former Legal Adviser of the party and current Vice Chairman of the council assured her teeming supporters of an all-inclusive administration if elected at the party’s primaries Saturday, 29 May, 2021 and at the Lagos council poll in July.
Speaking with journalists after her endorsement by party leaders and members, she averred that, “honestly I am very impressed by today’s turnout and with the support our people have shone, I promised an all-inclusive government”.
The Ikorodu born law graduate also said, “Local Government administration is the closest to the people, it should be very impactful and my aspiration is to make Onigbongbo LCDA a model, when it comes to local government administration in Lagos State”.
On her prospect for Saturday’s party primary election, she asserted, “from today’s turnout I am assured that Saturday’s primary is going to be a tsunami victory over all other opponents. I promise a better standard of living, I urged all party faithful to remain focus, they shouldn’t sell their vote but vote for competence and not sentiment, they should have hope for a better tomorrow”
The former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry under the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Ebenezer Akinbolade urged members to remain focused and mobilize at least five persons each to vote for Barr Rakiyah Olufunke Hassan on Saturday.
A party Chieftain, Otunba Wale Okesola also added his support for Barr Hassan saying, “as an active participant of over 20 years in this present nascent democracy since 1999 under the overall leadership of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, there are political procedures that the party always adopt in ensuring that those who emerged in the process to take up the mantle of leadership to serve, so we have to do due diligence. As you can see today, the turnout here is very impressive and it shows acceptance of the people. In fact, she has a daunting task ahead of her, but with her profile and personality I believe she will deliver”.
The Director General of Rakiyah Hassan Campaign Team, the pioneer Leader of Onigbongbo Legislative Council, Hon Tunde Adenugba thanked all party stalwarts from all the six wards,especially the ward chairmen and leaders for their support.
Hon Adenugba advised members against cash and carry politicians who may be attempting to buy their vote, urged them to remain steadfast with the candidacy of Hon Barrister Rakiyah Olufunke Hassan for a greater Onigbongbo LCDA.
Other dignitaries at the event were: Chief Sawyer, representatives of Onigbongbo and Oregun monarchs, pioneer Vice Chairman of Onigbongbo LCDA Idris Gbolahan; former council Vice Chairman, Hon Wakil Sadiq; Chairman Community Development Committee (CDC), Comrade Yayah Olanrewaju; former SLG, Bolade Camil; former Chairman of Lagos Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Remi Sopeyin; Executive Secretary, Ikeja Local Education Authority, Mr. Akeem Amosu; Chief Imam of Onigbongbo, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Onigbongbo LCDA and a host of others.