Lagos Council Poll, A Template Of Indictment, LASIEC First Casualty

Lagos Council Poll, A Template Of Indictment, LASIEC First Casualty


                            Lagos council poll,a template of indictment,LASIEC first casualty
The Local government election held on 22nd of July 2017 while the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) as the umpire, has churned out 57 local council executive chairmen, empowered to oversee the affairs of governance at the grassroots level in the State, though litigations are expected from a number of councils over alleged subversion of people’s will, if the tribunal could not eventually overturn the election of any of the council bosses then they are to hold forte for the next four years.
In Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye and Ajegunle for instance, two influential individuals in the Lagos polity, who are currently member of the Federal House of Representatives; Hon. Dauda Kako Are of the Accord party representing Mushin 1 Federal Constituency and Hon. Rita Orji of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency are already poised to set the record straight, having evidence that clearly indicts LASIEC, an electoral body which directed that results of elections be declared at the collation centres but refused to certify eventual winners. Ikosi-Isheri LCDA also had a fair share of this ugly development.
Internally the ruling party All Progressives Congress had created enmity and acrimony among members who formerly wield influence but got rubbished by political permutations that clearly worked against their interest. Barrister Muiz Banire, (SAN), a prior to now close confidant of the National Leader of APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu got trounced in the just concluded poll, imagine a deciding factor in national polity being messed up at the council level, none of his loyalist curry any favour or got elected into office at the tier of governance closest to the people and this may likely affect his weight in the envisaged convention of the party.
Many more characters are already strategizing on how to demystify the Asiwaju dynasty so as to birth a new order. The likes of Babatunde Raji Fashola, (SAN), the three pronged Minister of Power, Work and Housing sensed to be financially able to pull weight with the political titan is silently making moves. Fashola as the case may be will leave no stone unturned to right some perceived wrongs. Clearly the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is aware of this antics and that informs why most of Fashola’s loyalists are been weeded out of the scheme of things in the Lagos polity.
Instead of fielding popular candidates who might have emerged through indirect primaries (consensus),the party at different councils choose individuals who did not go the whole hug of screening either at the DSS stable or EFCC, nor got the support of stakeholders via consensus, in spite of all the shoddy process they held election and hurriedly swears in council head who are likely to have case to answer at the tribunal, the certificates of return was hurriedly issued by LASIEC on Monday 24th of July, the next day they were sworn in by the Governor and many of the elected Chairmen broke the order by swearing in councilors who originally as elected officials, ought to have a proclamation to inaugurate their legislative order aided by the clerk of the house.
Just recently the apex law making body in the land was reported to have approved via constitutional amendment that Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, conduct Local Government election henceforth this automatically if ratified takes away the job off the State SIECs.
Barring any further twist to the scenario, the following are the already sworn-in as elected council bosses in the 57 councils.
Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ayoola Fatai Adekunle (Chairman), Igwe Apollonia Nkem, (Vice Chairman), Alimosho, Sulaiman Jelili Adewale (Chairman), Adebisi Francis Atoyebi (Vice Chairman), Amuwo-Odofin, Buraimoh Valentine Oluwaseyi (Chairman),  Idris Olusegun Abubakar (Vice Chairman), Apapa, Adele Elijah Owolabi (Chairman) Gabriel Kevin Oluwaseun (Vice Chairman), Agege, Egunjobi Ganiyu Kola (Chairman), Ogunji Abiodun Dare (Vice Chairman), Badagry, Onilude Olusegun Adeniran (Chairman), Akotomeh Gbetogo Mawhenu Andrew (Vice Chairman), Epe, Adesanya Adenola Adedoyin (Chairman), Agbadanla Ibrahim Adebayo (Vice Chairman), Eti-Osa, Bankole Kuye Adesegun Saheed (Chairman), Adetoro Alimot Adeola (Vice Chairman), Kosofe, Sofola Afolabi Babatunde (Chairman), Awosola Emmanuel Omotuyi (Vice Chairman), Mushin, Bamigboye Emmanuel Olanrewaju (Chairman), Aruwe Tunbosun Haruna (Vice Chairman), Oshodi-Isolo, Muse Ariyoh Bolaji Idris (Chairman), Oso Oludaisi Timothy (Vice Chairman), Ojo, Idowu Rasulu Olusola (Chairman), Uche-Ubobuchi Edna Obianuju (Vice Chairman), Ikorodu, Adesina Ayodeji Wasiu (Chairman), Olabanji-ObaFolasade Florence Grace (Vice Chairman), Ikeja, Balogun Mojeed Alabi (Chairman), Mayungbe Yomi Musibau (Vice Chairman), Ifako-Ijaiye, Oke Oloruntoba (Chairman), Hamzat Usman Akanbi (Vice Chairman), Ibeju Lekki, Surakat Semiu Olorunkemi (Chairman), Odofin Jelili Adegboyega (Vice Chairman), Lagos Mainland, Essien Ajala Omolola Rasheedat (Chairman), Emilagba Jubril Kolawole (Vice Chairman), Lagos Island, Olusi Tijani Adetoyese (Chairman), Bashorun Babatunde Wadood (Vice Chairman), Surulere, Ajide Yomi Tajudeen Yusuf (Chairman),Yusuf Bamidele Sulaiman (Vice Chairman), Shomolu, Abdul Hammed Salawu (Chairman), Olubowale Sosinmi (Vice Chairman).
Orile Agege, Sunday Babatunde (Chairman), Akanni Oluwatoyin Kafilat (Vice Chairman), Agbado Oke-Ode, Arogun Augustine Adeoye (Chairman), Famuyiwa David Oladapo (Vice Chairman), Ayobo Ipaja, Yusuf Sakiru Adisa (Chairman),Shobowale Bola Abiodun (Vice Chairman), Egbe Idimu, Sanyaolu Kunle Olowoopejo (Chairman), Adebiyi Mutiu Adeniyi (Vice Chairman), Ejigbo, Bello Monsuru Oloyede (Chairman), Olusunmade Olatunde Adekunle (Vice Chairman), Igando Ikotun, Adesina Williams Morenike Abosede (Chairman),Dada Adewunmi Ismaila (Vice Chairman), Mosan Okunola Adebajo Olabisi Doris Chairman,Osinowo Adedayo Ayodeji Vice Chairman, Oriade, Akinola Hassan Ramotalai Olanrewaju (Chairman), Badmus Olanrewaju Moshood (Vice Chairman), Apapa Iganmu Muhammed Akande Funmilayo (Chairman), Balogun Akeem Akanbi (Vice Chairman), Badagry, Gbenu Henugbe Joseph (Chairman), Ibraheem Rauf Kayode (Vice Chairman), Olorunda, Olatunde Samson Folorunso (Chairman), Bamgbose Olufemi Saheed (Vice Chairman), Eredo Saliu Adeniyi Rasaq (Chairman), Muritala Wasiu (Vice Chairman), Ikosi Ejirin Onanuga Samson Adeniyi (Chairman), Odulami Dare David (Vice Chairman), Eti-Osa East Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji (Chairman), Biliaminu Samson Agunbiade (Vice Chairman), Ikoyi Obalende Atanda-Lawal Fuad Abimbola (Chairman), Ogundimu Kabiru Akande (Vice Chairman), Iru-Victoria Island Adu Rasheedat Abiodun (Chairman),Ogunbiyi Olusegun Olawale (Vice Chairman), Lekki Ogidan Mukandasi Olaitan (Chairman),Saheed Bakre Taiwo (Vice Chairman), Ojokoro Tijani Ahmed Idowu (Chairman),Sobande Sesan (Vice Chairman), Onigbongbo Oke Francis Babatunde (Chairman), Olakanle Oladotun (Vice Chairman), Ojodu Oloro Julius Olumuyiwa (Chairman), Oluyadi Olubunmi Kayode (Vice Chairman) ,Igbogbo/Bayeku Olusesan Mayokun Daini Chairman,Titilola Adegboyega Oladimeji Vice Chairman,Ijede Salisu Fatiu Jimoh Chairman,Gbadebo Motunrayo Adijat Vice Chairman,Ikorodu North Banjo Adeola Adebisi Chairman,Ameen Olawale Ibraheem Vice Chairman,Ikorodu West Ademehin Olajumoke Ganiat Chairman,Dada Gabriel Olusesan Vice Chairman,Imota Agoro Wasiu Kunle Chairman,Benson Sunday Ayodele Vice Chairman,Agboyi-Ketu Oladele Oshinowo Chairman,Mufaliu Olatunji Okusi Vice Chairman,Lagos Island East Salau-Bashua Kamal Olawale Chairman,Ogboye Monsuru Ajibola Vice Chairman,Ikosi-Isheri Oyesanya Abdulfatai Ayodele Chairman,Onikosi Abolanle Sammy Vice Chairman,Yaba Omiyale Kayode Adejare Chairman,Aileru Bolanle Nurudeen Vice Chairman,Iba Oseni Adedayo Rahmat Rachael Chairman,Yaya Adeshola Isiaka Vice Chairman,Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Ajala Rasaq Olusola Chairman,Jakande Oluseyi Lawal Vice Chairman,Oto-Awori Ashafa Musibau Adekunle Chairman,Kareem Azeez Abiodun Vice Chairman,Isolo Olaleye Shamsudeen Abiodun Chairman,Olasoju Adebayo Babatunde Vice Chairman,Bariga Alabi Kolade David Chairman,Kuponiyi Adeola Zainot Vice Chairman,Coker/Aguda Akinyemi-Obe Medinat Omobolanle Adetutu Chairman,Kalejaiye Kunle Muyiwa Vice Chairman,Itire-Ikate Apatira  Ahammed Olanrewaju Chairman,Olugbenga Aremu Oyebode Vice Chairman, Ifelodun Ajidagba Fatai Shuaib Chairman,Koleosho Olatunbosun Nurudeen Vice Chairman.
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