Following the recent politics going on at Ipokia Local Government concerning the selection of loyal and popular candidates who will fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress in the upcoming local government polls, some aspirants have pleaded with Governor Dapo Abiodun to allow ward and local government party leaders to decide.
From interaction of Ipokia UPDATE media with majority of the aspirants, it was gathered that majority of the leaders deciding their fate are not even APC leaders from inception but those who just decamped into the party following the magnanimity of the Governor to bring all together.
The aspirants while commending the all inclusiveness initiative of the Governor which has turned Ogun State to a one party State, they pleaded with the Governor not to allow these leaders to decide their fate, but ward and local government party leaders that know candidates who can deliver, who have track records and have given back to the development of Ipokia local government.
Some of them also expressed the fear that if the ruling party APC does not get its selection right at the local government, it can give room for opposition as the local government is known to have a strong opposition base.
The cry of these grassroots politicians who are aspiring to make a change and also contribute their quota is that the leaders should not just anoint a candidate over others asking that the Governor, in his magnanimity nature grant at least indirect primaries for the true, loyal and popular candidates to emerge.
It would be recalled that the party had earlier made its stand known that Consensus would be used but where consensus does not work, either direct or indirect primaries would suffice.
Some Aspirants are of the opinion that consensus can perfectly work when leaders and other aspirants agree to a candidate not just the leaders bringing up means of disqualifying qualified candidates to favour their anointed candidate.
“Your Excellency, we the aspirants from Ipokia Local Government celebrate you on your 61st birthday anniversary as well as the celebration of your second year in office. Your laudable developmental strides, which cut across all sectors of the State’s economy are monumental and gradually returning the State to its pride of place amongst the Comity of States”, they expressed.
IPOKIA of our dreams