Olaiya Sule-Olalekan set to grab Ward F councillorship ticket

Politics is both local and national. Interestingly, in Nigeria, many of the active voters are people at the grass roots either in the state or federal level. However, political observers believe that for equity and justice, the constitution should supersede every other personal interest. This is especially in the case of an honorable councilor Ibrahim Aweda  in the Ajeromi/Ifelodun LGA who is running for a third term, though it’s his right to do so.

For Olaiya Sule Olalekan, who has been within the political cycle since the return of democracy, he is not new in the game and he has vowed not to keep quite while things go wrong. Though he acknowledges that Hon Aweda is his friend, having been part of his first and second term
campaign that made him the ward Councilor twice, but he has now dusted up his papers to contest the councillorship seat against Hon Aweda via the Muri-Ojora axis of ward F, where
he was born in the mid 70’s.

Sule-Olalekan joined politics during the Grassroots Democratic Movement era where they were coordinated by Hon Hon Kolawole Taiwo. He has been a loyalist to Hon Taiwo, who gave him his break in the political sphere. He has served severally as a party agent since 2003.

Sule-Olalekan believes that haven grown up in the Muri-Ojora axis, he knows the problem in the area and can best provide a solution to it if elected. One of his mandates if elected is to facilitate the building of Primary Health Centre in the ward. He has also promised to ensure that more roads in the area are rehabilitated and new ones constructed. His dream also is to have two youth coordinators from each zone and women anchor from each zone so that they can reach out to
more people and help them reap the benefits of democracy.

Olalekan attended Ibadulaiye Arabic School, at Alafia, Orile Lagos, where he spent two years from 1982-83 before moving to Ijora Oloye primary School where he got his  First School Leaving Certificate.

Later, he proceeded to Gaskiya College where he sat for his Senior Secondary Certificate Examination for both Junior and Senior School; thereafter, he went into business before Hon Taiwo asked him to apply for a civil service job in 2004 to fill part of his slot.

Since then, Olalekan has developed self educationally. He got promoted from level 03 to 06 before he did his senior civil service examination and got promoted to level 07. Later, he enrolled at the Public service staff development Centre, Lagos State, for an administrative course attached with SEA where he obtained a Leadership Certificate.

He has always collected General Certificate Exam’s forms for youths of his area as a way of supporting them. So far, he has referenced three youths from the area to a job opening as store keepers.

He has been a strong supporter of Hon Kolawole Taiwo from 1999 till date and still remains grateful to him and other leaders like S.A Ayodele and Ojulari Mutalubi Ayilara ,the ward chairman.

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