The Mandate Group in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government ahead of the All Progressives Congress party primary election endorsed the candidature of Hon. Barr. BIQ Rajh-Label, as their sole contender for the local government chairmanship.
The event took place on Friday, May 28th, at the Ifako-Ijaiye Mini-Stadium.
Hon. Kamoru Sunmonu (Brasco), Deputy Chairman, APC, Ifako-Ijaiye; Hon. David Olusesi Smith, Supervisory Councillor for Environment; Hon. Abisola Olukemi Fadayomi, Councillor – Ward ‘B’; Hon. Demola Doherty, former Council Chairman; and Hon. Babajide Atala, Supervisory Councillor for Education, who were aspirants of the same office all stepped aside to endorse BIQ as their own.
Asked if the Mandate Group has not been scrapped like other groups, Brasco told People & Politics that all caucuses have been scrapped but for identification purposes, if a man marries more than one wife, the children will know the way to their mother’s room.
“We may bear the same surname but we are of different mothers, so we have a family arrangement, so as not to go to the primary against each other”, he said.
He stated further, “Ifako-Ijaiye is the traditional local government of the Mandate Group and our leaders have called a unity meeting between the real sons and daughters of the Local Government to present one of us, because no one will come and steal the Mandate of the Mandate Group, whether by imposition or by whatever means.”
Brasco described BIQ as a candidate of unity, a man of the people, grassroot politician who is not imposed, and who will take Ifako-Ijaiye to the next level.
Hon. Nurudeen Olaitan Akinwunmi, immediate past member House of Representatives, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government also summarized the day’s event with the maxim “vox populi, vox dei“.
In his words, “The people have spoken in unison, that it is BIQ they want as the chairman of Ifako-Ijaiye. And come tomorrow Saturday, this will be realized by the special grace of God”.
Hon. Akin Fadayomi, former party Chairman and APC chieftain who also graced the event thanked all on attendance and admonished the party faithful to go out on Saturday and do themselves proud by voting BIQ enmasse.
Barr. Seni Tobun; Hon. David Olaniyi, Councillor Ward C2; Hon. Akanbi Nureni, former Councillor and Supervisory Councillor for Works, Housing and Infrastructure; Hon. Ayorinde Famobio, former Councillor Ward B, all described BIQ as a capable and tested hand who has no opposition.
Com. Owolabi Falana, founder Jide Sanwo-Olu Youth Movement, and Barr. Olayinka Kujembola, former President of the National Association of Ifako-Ijaiye Students, both described BIQ as the only capable hand who has the acumen to move the local government to the next level beyond all reasonable doubt, noting that he has gone through all Cadre of politics from the elementary stage.
The glamorous event which was anchored by Mr. Murisik Balogun, former Education Secretary of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government was graced by traditional leaders, community leaders, market women and men association and non-indigenes.