By: Okunade Adekunle
A Chairmanship aspirant and Chairman of the Committee on Revenue Generation in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State, Hon. Peter Ajayi, has said he would not reject the call by the people of Ejigbo LCDA to serve them as Executive Chairman.
Ajayi, who made this known in his declaration statement made available to newsmen in Ejigbo, stressed that the people of Ejigbo have been yearning for positive change and a leadership that would consolidate the developmental effort of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Ejigbo LCDA.
“I have the ability , desire and leadership skills to consolidate on the visions of the APC and Governor Ambode in Ejigbo LCDA this time around. I am a passionate and committed member of the APC who has volunteered and worked to assist many APC members to win elections in the area in previous elections. I am ripe for the position because I have severally yielded to the advice and decision of the party leadership to step down several times in the past.
Ajayi stressed that the persistent calls for a brilliant and creative Chairman as an agent of positive change that would improve their welfare and well being serve as great incentive and motivation for him to contest as Executive Chairman of the local government.
He stated “I have lived all my productive adult life in Ejigbo. I have a sincere appreciation for this thriving community. I care about Ejigbo and see its potentials. I want to be involved in the decisions that will shape our city’s future. I want to execute a vision of leadership, accountability, transparency and creating partnerships with other progressives in Ejigbo community”
“I have creatively designed a blueprint on the socio-economic development of the local government which i will immediately commence its implementation without waiting for statutory allocation. My experience as Former Supervisor for Market and Revenue Generation in the council, Revenue Generation Consultant and two term Chairman of Committee on Revenue Generation have really helped me in not only preparing myself for the Chairmanship position but as well assisted me in the design of Ejigbo Economic Blueprint”, said Ajayi.
The aspirant, who is the Publisher of The View Magazine and the Executive Director of the Salvage For Development Initiatives(SDI), a Non Governmental Organisation,explained that his administration would implement popularist programmes whose focus is on grassroot economic development.