Why I want to be Lagos Island LG chairman – Wale Ojora

Wale Ojora

Former Secretary of the Lagos Island Local Government Area, Prince Wale Ojora, says he is vying for the chairmanship in the forthcoming council elections because he has what it takes to take the municipality to the next level in conformity with his party’s manifestos and aspiration of change.

Speaking recently with journalists, the All Progressives Congress (APC) politician explained that he was persuaded by various political interest groups in the area who have severally lobbied him to come out and vie for the position

In his view, Lagos Island needs to be brought back to its old glory where virtually all the blue-chip companies used to have their headquarters either on Marina or Broad Street, saying “it is disheartening that almost all the companies now prefer Victoria Island, Lekki or Ikoyi. We must find a way to bring those companies back because the problems are being resolved by the present state governor”.

Ojora who presently oversees the Lagos State Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) claims to be the appropriate candidate for the post, having been a councillor and council secretary in the past and equally well educated to take the challenge of leadership.

According to him, the local government urgently needs to fix all the primary health centres and the primary schools to give a decent life to the residents who are not able to afford the luxury of private consultations.

On his confidence to clinch the APC ticket, Ojora noted that the party will provide a level playing ground to all aspirants and because of this, he is assured that he is the man the party will put forward to contest the election.

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) will conduct elections into the 57 local governments/local council development areas of the state on Saturday, July 22 while run-off/re-run elections will be conducted on Saturday, July 29.