Ajeromi-Ifelodun2019: Who the Cap Fits?

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“Every good politician campaigns for issue-based politics not violent-based politics”-Godday Odidi

With the recent inter-party rivalry within Ajeromi-Ifelodun political gladiators indicated that 2019 elections is going to be fight to finish.

For the past 19 years, the ruling political party in Lagos State had been electing candidates to represent Ajeromi-Ifelodun 1 and 11 and Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency which some elected officers succeeded in making themselves more powerful than others in the two local governments.

In 2015 elections, the opposition party (PDP) won all the constituencies that made up Ajeromi-Ifelodun which brought some demi-gods of the ruling party that felt voters ‘votes were not necessary until their political influences were watered down by the new emerging forces of grassroots politics in the local government. The electoral victories of the opposition party brought political liberation to Ajeromi-Ifelodun people that invariably saw the ineptitude and crass leadership system being arrogantly displayed by some disgruntled forces of the ruling party.

Within the ruling party, some party faithful were fed of the kind of brutal politics being displayed by these ferocious forces that felt their political connections were directly from Lagos State government and not Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government.

What played out in 2015 general elections to inform mortals in Ajeromi-Ifelodun politics that power belongs to God not man? Some of these disgruntled political elements are yet to repent of their obtuse style of representation which brought hardship and poor leadership system to the people over the years.

The opposition party never had it so smooth for the past 16 years in Ajeromi-Ifelodun politics where the ruling party always coasted victory while the former had no option than to root for massive defection to the latter after elections.

2019 election is not far again, just matter of months and weeks, conventions, primaries, alignments, re-alignments and other political arrangements would be re-echoed in the electoral calendar for Ajeromi-Ifelodun politicians.

One of the issue trending on major Ajegunle social media platforms was the recent attack on the present Chairman of Ifelodun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State by some suspected thugs working for the House of Representatives aspirant of the APC.The source confirmed that the loyalty of the council chairman was not enough for the House of Rep aspirant to secure the party ticket and to wrestle power from the PDP that is presently occupying that seat.

The council chairman in person of Hon.Fatai Ajidagba has often confirmed to his followers that his present position in politics wouldn’t have come to manifestation if not Hon.Kamal Bayewu,the former Ajeromi-Ifelolun chairman and present House of Representatives aspirant of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal constituency who supported his candidacy with adequate resources to fulfill his political race. His political loyalty and support is for Hon.Kamal Bayewu and nobody else.

 The political desperation among budding and experienced aspirants from the ruling party to the opposition party in Ajeromi-Ifelodun is call for a great concern because many aspirants are using some faceless social media platforms to attack aspirants that felt they would scuttle their political ambitions in 2019.

In 2015 elections, many candidates within the ruling party in Ajeromi-Ifelodun went to bed as usual and felt victory would be coasted to them but God brought all their political muscles to nothing.

The game is set for political aspirants that have something tangible to offer to the people not crass display of thuggery that had brought Ajeromi-Ifelodun politics to zero level over the years.

In PDP, some aspirants have indicated interest to run for 2019 elections like Hon.Emila Ezeude,Adelagun Odumosu and Hon.Rita Orji for House of Representatives while for Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency 1 and 11 Abiola Idera,Joel Agboola,Hon.Uche Esomonu,Engr.Oliver Abba and other aspirants are yet to declare. In APC, some aspirants that have publicly declared their intentions for Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency; Hon.Kamal Bayewu, HKT, KAP and Ajeromi-Ifelodun 1 and 11, Fatai Oluwa, Ladi Balogun, Lukmon,Famakiwa Dayo and other aspirants are yet to declare also.

All these aspirants are eminently qualified for 2019 elections; the major issue is that some aspirants have decided to sponsor some disgruntled social media attack-dogs to fight each other.

Moreover, voting belongs to the electorate as 2019 elections approaches and PVCs awareness is known to all voters now. The scorecards of aspirants must be displayed to the electorate to ascertain who represent the interest of the people in Ajeromi-Ifelodun come 2019.It is any longer as business as usual as there is going to be fierce contest among contestants and only those for positive leadership mindset would be voted into power.

It is necessary that political debate must be organized for these aspirants to know their political strength and competence in the next elections. Political mistakes of the past must not be repeated among party aspirants and candidates in both the ruling and the opposition parties.

In 2016, PDP witnessed two political elected gladiators defected into the APC fold that almost left the party in disarray but with the new political arrangement of Hon.Rita Orji saw the party coming into another new political dimension in Ajegunle.

In some schools of thought using ethnicity and tribalism to scuttle Hon.Rita Orji’s second term bid but the fact remains that she has over the three years exhibited positive representation at the National Assembly.Ajegunle is a cosmopolitan city and voters are ready to vote for aspirants that have the hearts of political development for the constituencies.

For those that have represented Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal constituency in the past only represented their selfish interest not the masses.Hon.Rita Orji is not just a pushover politician as many described her but a real political fighter to the core. For those boasting that the electoral results would be rigged with thugs might just be signing the wrath of God because the masses’ wishes in Ajegunle would be prevailed on the Election Day. It has been alleged that some desperate aspirants are recruiting thugs to truncate the peaceful conduct of the election in Ajegunle.

Again, God is interested in Ajeromi-Ifelodun politics in 2019 and the same similar feat would repeat itself because powers of darkness cannot outshine the light of God among its children.

Only God will decide 2019 not the boisterous political followers and aspirants who felt Ajegunle politics is for only indigenous affairs which had held the political structure in slavery over the years.

In conclusion, voters in Ajegunle will vote for credible candidates’ with pedigrees not political party this time around. In 2015, APC as a party was the choice of the people in Nigeria which outshine other political parties across the country. Every political aspirant in Ajeromi-Ifelodun should rejig their campaign structure into issues-based politics not reprisal attacks on fellow aspirants.Ajegunle is a city of great people that needed great political ideologists to change the leadership mentality of the people and nothing more.   






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