Several alignment and secret stakeholders Meetings reported held without the inclusion of some critical stakeholders in Kosofe since the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC añnounced the Local Government Election timetable and guidelines for July 24 Poll .
According to Kosofe Post Sources, the highest political office holders in Kosofe: The Minister of State for Health, Senator (Dr) Adeleke Mamora and Member of House of Representatives, representing Kosofe Federal Constituency, Honourable Rotimi Agunsoye, Kosofe Constituency 1 lawmaker, Babatunde Okanlawon and several others allegedly sidelined during the said meetings.
The meeting reportedly adopted some candidates even before the party announced the sales of nomination and expression of interest forms. Yet, after the said adoption of the unnamed candidates several chairmanship aspirants were further enjoined to pick nomination forms which many referred to as commercialisation primary Election processes by yet to be ascertained leaders.
The development angered some aspirants told do not have anything personal against some of the chosen candidates. However, frown at their deprived sense of belonging in taken such critical decision . They feared failure to address it now may further deprived them the spoils of office if the anoited candidate eventually win at the affected Local councils.
Findings by Kosofe Post revealed that distrust and communication barriers in politics of the ruling party, All progressives Congress lead to the high number of Chairmanship aspirants who purchased worth of 2Million forms.
A source who don’t not want his name in print said over a decade aspirants who don’t longer have age of their side has been told to step down on several occasions. after such aspirants obeyed the supremacy of the party they end up been abandoned without any consumerate rewards.
Another source has it that some of the Chairmanship Aspirants are willing to stepdown if they will be assured of getting state or federal government appointment.
The APC leaders must ensure that candidates that will deliver good Goveranance emerges, and share Secretary to the Local Government, Supervisory councilors, and state board membership positions to deserving contenders and reach a conclusive consensus position in good time.
Alternatively, provide a level playing field for all the Contestants with the required security to prevent political thugs influence. Sothat the aspirants can test their level of acceptability, popularity and strength.
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