Last weekend the Member of the Lagos State House Of Assembly Elect, representing Kosofe Constituency 1,Hon. Babatunde Okanlawon, reportedly traveled out for a short vacation.
Since after the March 9 election and collection of certificate of return that was the major trip he was heard embarked on so far. Surprisingly, while on vacation his body was in USA but his soul resides in Kosofe, Lagos -Nigeria. Because he never seized to humbly interact with his constituents despite the milestones apart as tracked.
The import of this is to remind other public office holder’s representing Kosofe generally in any capacity, who has not switch from analogue way of life to digital to endeavor to have an active social media handle. Even the United States Of American, President, Donald Trump, has one.
Most of the reports received by Kosofe post has it that some of the candidates has shut their once widely opened doors during electioneering campaigns that almost forbade official appointment and invitations . If the doors are truly closed as alleged their media handle for the public interest must not be closed.
A political parties candidates supporters, fans, associates,partners and well wishers must bring back their digital brains because some of the elected candidates in 2019 general elections in their bid to win almost empty their back accounts , sold their properties and some of took loan from friends and collected “GBEmu Le Lantern’s Loan “high interest rate loan from financial institutions”.
These money was used in sorting you(PRs, Logistics, Donations, project, burial , naming, wedding, child dedication, empowerment, startups, sponsors, community development, good and good boys, all community stakeholders) guys coupled with other activities and programmes during the campaign’s activities and programmes.
Basically , this piece was not put together to support their actions or inactions of some of them closing their gate, letting the dogs out and barking but to inform the complainants that running a successful election campaign’s is not a child’s play and for their supporters, fans, associate’s,partner’s and well wishers . indeed family members to drink ablution water and exercise more patient for One year or more, when the elected representatives would have gotten their bearing or almost ready for the next election subtle movement’s.
Most importantly, they should see politics as an hobby, not occupational profession nor a meal ticket and to prevent disappointments. By this time it’s only politician that spent “powder or blood money or aspiring slave master’s” perhaps would left his or her gate opened to all Manner’s of people this time around to give handout.
No expectation , no disappointment “