OLAYORI ISHAQ LAWAL, OUR ELECTED COUNCILLOR AT OUR PRIMARIES IN WARD K AMUWO ODOFIN, LAGOS
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LET'S STAND SMART, LET'S GO SMART, LET'S BE SMART.
Solidarity greetings to you my brothers and sister, my name is OLAYORI ISHAQ LAWAL, member of this great Ward IFELODUN (Ward 'K') Amuwo Odofin, Lagos. Surely a known face to majority of you.
On the 29th of May which Nigeria are celebrating its Democracy Day, in that name and fate of that Democracy our Party, All Progressive Congress (APC) organized in our Ward Councillorship primary through the guidelines of our party, and the consensus agreement of the leaders and other stakeholders, including the aspirants. Which the event of the party primaries took place in all Wards in Lagos State in preparation for the local government poll in the State.
I, OLAYORI ISHAQ LAWAL SCORED 88 VOTES, DEFEATING THE SECOND PLACE ADEWUNMI OGUNSHINA WHO HAD 52 VOTES. IT'S QUITE UNFORTUNATE AND EXTREMELY APPALLING THAT THE TICKET WAS GIVEN TO ADEWUNMI OGUNSINA WHO CAME SECOND. THIS IS ROBBERY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AND WE HAVE TO STAND TO RESIST THIS EVIL ACT.
Injustice is outrageous, and deserves outrage. I am calling on the right thinking people, who love our dear Ward, and who want the progress of our Ward, Festac, and Amuwo Odofin as a whole to join resist this act which the hegemony is unhealthy for our democracy. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate or forgive your neutrality.
No one can be perfectly free until we all have freedom, no one can perfectly have peace till we all share peace. Peace doesn't mean just stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice. Ayo Adewale the former chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Govt., is the man orchestrating the whole thing, the man threatening our true Democratic process and peace. A man who is meant to focus on higher places is only determined to stay at the council and continue to rule indirectly. His act is bad for our progressive ideas. We are learned people, and we will not allow a man who is out of ideas to continue to take us for fool.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be time when we fail to protest. We will continue to agitate, fight, and clamor for our mandate, it's not just for me alone, but for you all that want me to represent you as your councilor. I know you are bittered by it all, but we should not relent in the battle to actualize our mandate. We are going on peaceful demonstration to get our right, and by God's grace, we shall get it back.
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. It's our mandate, it is our duty, and it is our right. LET'S STAND SMART, LET'S GO SMART, LET'S BE SMART. Vote OLAYORI ISHAQ LAWAL as your next councilor
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