WELCOME ADDRESS OF THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF OJOKORO LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA, HON. HAMMED IDOWU TIJANI ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL SWEARING IN OF ELECTED COUNCILLORS IN THE LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA, ON WEDNESDAY, 26TH JULY, 2017 AT THE COUNCIL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX
Today is another monumental and symbolic occasion in the political history of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, the Land of Prosperity.
I wish to formally welcome you to the swearing in of members of The Legislative Council today.
However, before I proceed with my address, I have to give all praises and adoration to God Almighty for His divine grace and mercy over us, more importantly the opportunity to witness this epoch making event.
As you may recall some couple of months ago, series of activities were embarked on by the leaders of our Great Party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in the process of presenting credible candidates as Councillors for the seven political wards in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, in the just concluded Local Government election in Lagos State.
To the glory of God, the outcome of the election is what has produced the elected Councillors that will be sworn in today.
I wish to commend all the leaders of the Party for the daunting task of presenting credible candidates for the election, as well as all teeming members of the Party for the aggressive campaign and canvassing of votes for all the candidates at their various wards.
Most importantly, I must thank all the electorates that came out during the election, inspite of the torrential rainfall to cast their votes for all the candidates that contested on the platform of APC. You have performed your civic responsibilities by given us the mandate to form a new government in this Council, so let me assure you that more dividends of democracy will be delivered to you at the grassroots.
However, I wish to solicit for the support of all the good people of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area to enable this administration succeed in the efforts at improving the developmental projects already being enjoyed from our Party.
At this juncture, I wish to congratulate all the seven elected Councillors that are to be sworn in as members of The Legislative Council today.
Hon. Adeniji Segun Ward A
Hon. Osho Abdulazziz Ward B
Hon. Oyekunle Tunde Ward C
Hon. Oke Femi Ward D
Hon. Dauda Morufu Ward E
Hon. Ayorinde Taiwo Ward F
Hon. Olotu Emmanuel Ward G
You should all see your election as Councillors as an opportunity given to serve the people in your respective Wards, so you must strive not to abuse this great opportunity or disappoint our people.
Also, it is very important to note that your maximum cooperation with the Executive Arm of this new administration has become imperative to enable us succeed in the social contract which we have all signed with the masses and fulfill all our promises during the electioneering campaign.
Both the Legislative and Executive Arms of this new administration must endeavour to work together harmoniously with great understanding, in order to justify the confidence reposed in us by the electorates.
Example of the existing cordial working relationship and understanding between members of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the State Executive Council which has been solely responsible for the wonderful achievements of our dynamic Governor; Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode should be well emulated so that we can jointly take Ojokoro Local Council Development Area to greater heights.
The Executive Arm of this administration will do everything possible to provide you an enabling environment and comfortable working tools in the discharge of your legislative duties with ease.
I congratulate you once again and wish you a successful Legislative tenure.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko lo je wa logun!
HON. HAMMED IDOWU TIJANI