We will Create Economic Prosperity For Our People – Hon. Rasak Ajala Akinola

  • PublishedJuly 28, 2017

Hon. Rasak Ajala Akinola was on Tuesday sworn in as the Executive Chairman of Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area (LCDA) by Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

The 57 newly elected council chairmen were sworn in by the governor at the state secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.

Ajala, who represented the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Saturday local government election in Lagos, defeated his opponents by a landslide.

In a chat with our correspondent after his inauguration, he described the election as free and fair.

Ajala also praised the Chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Justice Ayotunde Phillips, for organizing a credible council election for the state.

He said: “Although the turnout was not as expected due to the heavy downpour on the day of the election, however, the turnout was very encouraging. As a party, we proved a point that the APC is politically entrenched in Lagos State. Our victory was overwhelming – landslide in the ratio 70 to 30. It is a bold statement by the people of Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye that we are still with the APC leadership and its leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“We live among the people, and know what their expectations and aspirations are; therefore, our programs would be tailored along that line so that at the end of our tenure, we would have succeeded in creating a people with great economic, social, and infrastructural prosperity.

“As a government, we have five covenants we have made with our people. They are – infrastructural development; social intervention, youth, sport and women development; capacity building and education; health and environment; governance and security.”

He said his administration would as much as possible work with the people and ensure that every modicum of apathy with respect to the affairs of the council – from elections to the daily running of the community is eradicated by engaging in massive sensitization and advocacy.


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