The Executive Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Hon. Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye, has sworn-in members of the council’s legislative arm to kick-start his second term in office.
While performing the swearing-in ceremony at the council secretariat, Hon. Olaleye, who emerged winner of last Saturday’s chairmanship election ahead of his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Labour Party opponents, enjoined the newly-elected councillors to repose the confidence of the electorates by making laws that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
The council boss noted that the task of bringing dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of the people of the council area starts with the lawmakers and hence could not afford to fail.
“The APC in Lagos State is synonymous with good governance as exemplified by the exemplary works of our indefatigable Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who enjoys a good working relationship with members of Lagos State House of Assembly, who have become strategic partners in progress. We must replicate that perfect working relationship in Isolo LCDA because it is a collective call to service that we cannot afford to fail,” he said.
Among the newly sworn-in councillors from the seven political wards of the council area are Hon. Abisodun Odusina-Adeoye (Ishagatedo/Ire-Akari); Hon. Kanayo Osondu (Okota); Hon. Idris Agbabiaka (Akinbaiye); Hon. Remmy Shittu Remmy (Apena); Hon. Kayode Olanrewaju (Alagbeji); Hon. Magnus Chidiebere (Ajao Estate) and Hon. Adeyemi Akeem (Ilasamaja).
Soon after taking the mandatory oath of office, the councillors retired to legislative session and duly elected Hon. Remmy Shittu Remmy as Leader of the legislative arm, while Hon. Adeyemi Akeem was elected Deputy Leader.
Meanwhile, Hon. Olaleye has expressed gratitude to the people of the council area for reposing their trust in him for the next four years.
In a post-election statement, Hon. Olaleye, who polled a total of 7798 votes at the chairmanship election, praised the electorate, who defied the rains last Saturday to perform their civic responsibility.
“I commend the people of Isolo LCDA for giving me their mandate for a second term in office. It shows they dully appreciated the modest contribution I have made towards the development of Isolo council area in my first term in office and the only way to reciprocate their trust is to do more,” he added.
Hon. Olaleye was also full of praise to his party (All Progressives Congress), members of Turaki Support Group and Shammeh Campaign Organisation for their commitment and steadfastness in ensuring his return to the exalted position of Executive Chairman of Isolo LCDA almost three years after his first term in office.
He also showered praises on his opponents in the election for running a violence-free campaign and also stimulating interest in the election.
“I also praised my opponents for helping to stimulate interest before, during and after the election. That we did not witness any violence during the primaries and the election proper is a testament to the fact that the people of Isolo LCDA are politically matured. I must commend all the political parties for running a violence-free campaign leading to the election.
“There is no winner or loser. The winner here is democracy and we must praise the electorates and party supporters for making this to happen”, Olaleye said.
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