The kosofe LG chairman Hon. Sofola prior to his emergence as the council chairman in 2012 was the chairman at the state universal basic education board (SUBEB) and equally the lasiec ward D, kosofe , ward chairman of Apc which certify him as a grassroot politician irrespective of his antagonist views.
During this period he was seen as a Goodman , humble, generous man solving many party members and non members problems either materially, morally and majorly financially.
Everywhere you go, they will say go and meet sofola’s most importantly for monetarily assistant he was regarded as “Kosofe Atm machine” then .
Several millions was collected by the people from him like the #dasukigate beneficiaries, without bothering to ask the honourable chairman the sources of his empowerment.
They never bothered to ask maybe he took commercial banks loan, sold his properties like some desperate politicians , subventions through the state government MDAS but they keep on collecting the money thinking that the lagosian or the ijebuman was a foolish man.
However, when he emerged as the chairman during his first term between 2012 to 2015 things changed gradually and his house gate was reported not thrown wide opened any longer for security reasons.
Its understandable because a particular party member was once told caught when she came to the chairman’s compound in one of the restroom sighted invoking incantations. Sothat ,when the chairman sees her , her talk and do charm will work smoothly and collect money.
This and other several reasons are sufficient enough for the chairman alleged actions for stepping up his security.
Aftermath, his August critic’s and town criers who initially went to the town to tell the world how generous, humble, shareful he was begins to bad mouth him for the” Atm saying temporary out of service, can not dispense cash for now.”
This led to many hostility In the build upto his second term ticket. But, the interventions by Ashiwaju Tinubu alongside other party leaders in the state resolutions returning all the first termer chairmen for the second term was his saving grace coupled with the unpreparedness of the Peoples Democratic party and the emergency Labour party gave him the mandate as a walkover.
Because, following the allegations against him that nothing was benefited from him many of his party loyalists were saying it will be pay before work rather than work and pay.
The protracted crisis of the opposition parties contributed to his success and threw spanner into the wheel of his critics movements within the kosofe Lg all progressives congress(APC).
The truth about many party followers and supporters is that its what some of them eat at the moment, They remembered and most of them don’t care about where one’s sources of incomes but will keep demanding and when you say you can’t dispense for now that the larger interest of your council is important than an individual or group of people interests one suddenly becomes a badman.
The party members or supporters can not be totally blamed if the local government policy is opened and executive chairman or councillors let them know that being in the local government is not for “Shared the money” but to bring measurable dividance of democracy to the grassroots.