• Says ‘I have no plan to mobilize thugs’
By Oki Samson
The Executive Chairman of Coker/Aguda Local Council Development Area, Hon Rasaq Ibrahim Olamilekan today disproved in strongest terms the inauthentic, unverified, and erroneous claims which is being circulated about his personality and government across social media including WhatsApp by an unnamed individual or group. This untruth, he declared, ‘is aimed at creating disharmony, generating tension, and fomenting trouble in Coker-Aguda LCDA, Surulere axis, and Lagos State as a whole’.
Emphasizing that he has maintained an amiable community relationship and good working relationship with the good people of Coker-Aguda LCDA irrespective of ethnicity, religion, gender, or creed, Hon. RIO as he is popularly known in the council wondered why some people will think he will mobilize thugs to disrupt the forthcoming gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. Hon. RIO said: ‘I am happily married to an Igbo woman Mrs. Oluchi Grace Ibrahim and we are blessed with lovely children. I will not do anything that will destroy the good relationship I have built with my in-laws (the Igbos) whether here in Lagos or elsewhere. I didn’t do it before I became the Executive Chairman of Coker/Aguda LCDA. I will not do it now that I am the council boss. I will not do it anytime later.’
‘The social amenities and infrastructure that we put in place did not discriminate against anybody. The council secretariat doesn’t discriminate againsty anybody. I have no plan to mobilize thugs or intimidate voters. This is one false information which is aimed at destroying the peace and tranquility we enjoy in this council. It is nothing but hogwash’
It will be recalled that the Executive Chairman of Coker/Aguda LCDA had a meeting with the Igbo community last Monday 13th March 2023. During the meeting, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Chairman, Komolafe Ayodele noted that the young and vibrant council boss appealed to their conscience to cast their votes to re-elect Governor Babatunde Sanwoolu and Hon. Mosunmola Sangodara as Governor and Member Lagos House of Assembly respectively on the platform of APC. He didn’t compel them neither did he threaten them, so no one should promote unfounded rumours against him.
Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Rasaq Ibrahim Olamilekan reiterates his commitment to peace and harmony in the local council. ‘I am using this opportunity to reassure residents of Coker/Aguda LCDA that the election on 18th of March, 2023 will be peaceful, free, and fair. It will be a progressive one that will interprets what true democracy is.’
‘I therefore urge everyone to debunk any false news aimed at generating stigma and unrest within our society’, Hon. Olamilekan concluded.