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10 takeouts from Kosofe Labour Party’s candidate, Hon. Adelekan’s Tweetchat with InsideMainland

Ahead of the forthcoming council polls across the 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs in Lagos State, InsideMainland has put together an engagement platform through which Mainlanders and other Lagos residents can engage candidates across the various political parties to enable the have engage their prospective representatives at the local government level.

In the last #InsideMainlandEngage tweet chat, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councilor now gunning for chairmanship position in Kosofe Local Government, Hon. Abdul Adelekan, was hosted by the InsideMainland team with hundreds of Mainlanders and residents from his constituency taking part in the engagement.

Hon. Adelekan, an advocate of #NotTooYoungNotTooOld to rule spoke about his plans for Kosofe LG as well as his achievements as a councilor representing his community. Find below, the 10 major highlights from his tweet chat.

LASIEC need to prove readiness to stage the polls

Replying to questions about the readiness of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Hon. Adelekan echoed his thoughts saying “looking at what is on ground and my experience in the past, they (LASIEC) still need to prove their readiness. Also, based on my experience with post election we (party level) are optimistic the peoples will, will always prevail.”

Tackling multiple taxation in Kosofe LG

Hon. Adelekan disclosed that he will tackle multiple taxation “by creating innovative means for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through new businesses and abandoning illegal taxing of small scale businesses.

Making LG budget public

The electorates have continued to argue that the Local Government chairmen should make public the budget at the LG level. According to the aspirant, it is important that this is done to allow for transparency. “Definitely, for transparency and accountability,” he replied when posed the questions.

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Cross-carpeted to Labour Party due to PDP internal issues

“You are aware PDP has some issues. To represent my constituents, I needed an alternative and credible platform,” he disclosed on why he moved to another party.

Housing Tops His Priority List

“With my experience in office, my manifesto includes bold ideas; Housing, Bringing back Sanitary Inspectors and more,” he stressed.

On youths and Politics

Hon. Adelekan revealed he hopes the youths can be more involved in politics saying “presently the youth are passive unlike what was obtainable during Big brother show, I wish they can be more active.”

Winning at the election tribunal

“It makes me appreciate my constituent’s mandate as sacrosanct and aided me in my selfless delivery of service,” he revealed.

Dashed expectations

Speaking on his experience as a councilor representing the PDP in Kosofe LG, Hon. Adelekan stated his expectations were dashed when monthly allocations dropped. In his words, “my expectations were high but dashed seeing that the office was only active when monthly allocation dropped.”

Engaging constituents

Commenting on how to foster a good relationship with his constituents, he said, “through responsive representation from the constituency, town hall meetings and social media feedback. While in office, I found out when votes count (in my case), you always owe your community better representation.”

Emerging Party candidate

“Through primary, leveraging on my track records and experience,” he said on emerging the party’s choice.

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