Barrister Tajudeen Amusa, the current Special Adviser to the Chairman
of Ifelodun Local Council Development Area reacts to the recently concluded primary of Ajidagba Campaign group. The election was organized to pick a worthy Chairmanship aspirant of the group who will likely represent them in a general congress that will determine who flies the party flag in an election that will decide who takes over from the incumbent Hon Fatai Ajidagba.
Barr Amusa, who is also a former Chairman of Apapa Lawyer’s Forum, was
heavily favored among the eight aspirants to emerge as the winner in
the primary because he was seen by many as the preferred candidate of
the incumbent Chairman of Ifelodun LGA, Hon Ajidagba, who is the
leader of the Ajidagba group.
The primary which took place on 15th August, 2020, saw Dr. Ralph
Adeleye Oyedun coming tops with the highest votes, followed by Alhaji
Adeola Garuba, the serving Secretary of the Council while Barr Amusa
In a chat with Inside Ajeromi News, Barr Amusa said, he would not want
to comment on the outcome of the primary so as not to hit up the
polity. His words, ‘’I feel good about the primary but as for the
outcome, I don’t want to comment yet because I don’t want to hit up
the polity. Hon Ajidagba summoned the interested parties in the
election for dialogue and I believe that would not be the end of the
process for choosing the group’s aspirant at the Council election because
there’s another electoral college.
The process of Saturday 15th August, 2020, was not more than selecting
any three of the eight aspirants in no particular order. Later, the
list would be taken to Chairman’s Advisory Council for a final choice
of the group. So, nobody should celebrate until the final selection by
Reacting to questions as to whether he expects the CAC change the
outcome of the August 15 process, Bar Amusa said, nobody is upturning
any result, but he believes that the chairmanship position is waiting
for him come 2021.
While congratulating the whole ACO family for their unflinching support
and the unbiased judgment of the fathers of the group, he said the
outcome of the primary has encouraged him to believe more in the
In the same vein, Hon Dudu Adejinyan, the former vice chairman of the
LGA, who also was among the eight contestants expressed his shock at
the outcome as he was not satisfied with the results. “I am not
satisfied with it and I am short of words”, he pointed out. Efforts by
this paper to get more explanation from him proved abortive as he
refused to pick calls put across to him or replied SMS messages.
THIS INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED ON AUGUST 19,2020