Ahead of the forthcoming council polls into elective positions across the 20 LGS and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State, aspirants and top political leaders are making plans to ensure they have a successful outing during the polls.
The council elections according to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) would hold on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
In view of that, the InsideMainland team would champion profiling leading candidates across the 20 LGS and 37 LCDAs.
In this edition, the attention is on one of Lagos Mainland’s Chairmanship aspirant, Dayo Israel.
Since he declared his intention run, the ‘restless polymath and disruptive innovator’ as he briefly describes himself, Dayo Israel, is one of the leading youths on the Lagos Mainland today.
Dayo Israel has successfully hosted various community-based programmes since he ventured into politics.
In August 2016, Dayo organized a three weeks intensive skills acquisition and mentoring programme where 10,000 residents of the Mainland Local Government, including school leavers, students, artisans and unemployed adults who intend to learn to be self-dependent were trained.
Also, he renovated the All Progressives Congress (APC) party secretariat in Lagos Mainland in the same year.
Similarly, he stunned many residents when he surprised a homeless family by renting and furnishing an apartment for them. During the process, a relative of Dayo also offered to pay for the rent for another year and while Dayo financed the fish business of the man in question.
A globally recognized personality with over 15 years of professional experience in international development having worked with organizations such as The United Nations, British Council, Save the Children UK, UNICEF, in various capacities, Dayo was selected by the United Nations to represent all delegates to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children on a special CNN Live Interview.
In addition, he was specially invited by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to a private reception at Buckingham Palace as a result of his contribution to Africa Diaspora Development.
Ahead of the forthcoming council polls, Dayo has secured the support of influential politicians such as Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Sarah Adebisi Sosan, Mrs. Orelope Adefulire, among other several others in his quest to become the first citizen of the Lagos Mainland Local Government.
InsideMainland Editors’ Verdict: Dayo Israel is one of the leading contenders for the Lagos Mainland Chairmanship position. He stands a good chance to emerge victorious in the highly anticipated forthcoming political party primaries and the elections proper due to the massive support and followership from youths and the party leaders within the Lagos Mainland LG.