There is obvious widespread political darkness pervading the political sphere in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency of Lagos state, due to paucity of political information at the grassroots such that every politician or political follower is lost in the loop of happenings.
This is not limited to one political party but more noticeably in the two major parties of All Progressives Congress party and the People’s Democratic Party. More affected are the Ajeromi – Ifelodun APC, even though Ajeromi has a member in the apex decision making body of the party, The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) and the Lagos West Apex leadership.
One of the apex leaders in the APC at Ajeromi recently decried the style of leadership in the party as he said that no meeting has been convened in the last six months.
He explains more, “our leaders have never convened a meeting, not because we are not willing to attend but because they have not called us”.
Investigations by Inside –Ajeromi News showed that other members are not happy with the style of leadership as they only get to know about what is happening in the party through the pages of newspapers and this diminishes the position of the party leader who is supposed to inform the members of what is happening in the party, coupled with the fact that the local governments leader’s powers are usurped by the state leaders and that is why all the Chairmanship aspirants understand that their anointment is from the state.
Initially information reliably gathered by this paper revealed that the tenure of the Council Chairmen will end in July 2020, though information at the official website of the Lagos State Government shows that their tenure is four years which will end by July 2021. This has raised allegations from some quarters that the likes of Hon Jamiu Alli-Balogun, Hon Wahab Adigun, Hon Stephen Ayodele, including the current Council Chairman, Alhaji Fatai Ajidagba, are lobbying to occupy the position of Executive Secretary if the current Chairmen are sent packing.
However, news filtered in from a supporter in the Ajidagba Campaign Organization that the current Chairman will be named the Executive Secretary when the local government executives are dissolved. This paper made several efforts to confirm the story but could not from any of the leaders. A call was put through to Prince Rabiu Oluwa, the only member of the Governor’s Advisory Council and the Apex leader of the party in Ajeromi. Every effort made to get across to him to confirm the story proved abortive.