Business will cease to be as usual, where wrong persons have been occupying the number one seat in our Local Councils in Ikorodu Division, hence the lack of creativity, brain drain, retrogression and lack of development of our community.
In fact, capacity building and technical know-how are lacking in various sectors of our division simply because square pegs are often inserted in round holes. Our case has often been repetition of mistakes where we have new wine in an old skin.
Paradoxically, he who plays the pipe dictates the tune. It is high time we stopped the politics of 'chop I chop' which has persistently dragged our Division backward and running potential visionaries aground with mediocrity and lack of vision of some people who are committed to rigging themselves into political offices without attending to the plight of the masses whose vote brought them into respective offices.
However, the people of this Division are tired of the political clandestine of running the affairs of the local governments which is adversely affecting the growth and development of our community. Hence, the need to properly scrutinise anyone seeking any public office to enable us field credible candidate who will take us to our eldorado.
Furthermore, for the purpose of setting the record straight in Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, our media organisation (Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine) is working assiduously on a programme in which every aspiring candidates shall appear to present and defend his manifesto; this I hope will be emulated in other Local Councils that formed Ikorodu Division.
We need to make whoever will lead us to be accountable and where they are erring, they should be shown the way out. Enough of all forms of hooliganism, thuggery, mediocrity and all manner of political arrogance being showcased in the past by some of our public office holders who have no intention of transforming our community, but whose minds are corrupted with the 'get rich quick syndrome'.
Similarly, It might interest you to know that a nation that is built on falsehood is bound to fail. During electioneering campaigns, lots of promises are fabricated and are corroborated with fallacious claims to make them appear real. Our Division ought to have gone beyond the level It is today.
If we continue the practice of imposing candidate on the people, the adverse effect of this is tantamount to a systematic assassination of our future generations. We just must get it right this time and failure to achieve this; we may never recover from it for the next 50years when our legacy would be questioned by the posterity.
We should endeavour to work in alliance with the likes of Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Chief Adenrele Olowu and other great political leaders in Ikorodu Division in order to have credible and acceptable candidates of the people.
In addition, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine, which happens to be the genuine VOICE of Ikorodu Division has been equipped, fortified and strategically informed to engage all the aspiring candidates in Ikorodu Division in an interview and the outcome of which will be collated and published before the Local Government Election.
Finally, all hands must be on deck to elect our credible leaders with vision and passion in order to move Ikorodu Division forward. We must jointly resist any form of intimidation and threat emanating from imposition of candidates. We must not sell the future of our generations for a cup of rice and stipend that are freely distributed by politicians in order to buy the conscience of the people. Remember the Latin maxim which says, "Volenti non fit injuria" you cannot complain to the injury you consented to. If you aid the wrong person into the office today, you should be prepared to bear the brunt because he will make life unbearable for you. Be wise and choose wisely!!
The Publisher, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine
The genuine VOICE of Ikorodu Division