The Chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Ojodu Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, Hon. David Olusegun Odunmbaku, today flagged off his campaign for the July 24 Local Government election with a unifying rally attended by leaders of the party across the Council area and supporters at the Ogba Market, Lagos.
The flag-off commenced with an official endorsement of the party’s candidate in the election, David Odunmbaku, by the incumbent Chairman, Hon. Engr. Julius Oloro, when he presented the party’s flag and tasked the leaders of the party to work as one to ensure his victory at the polls.
Addressing party leaders and supporters, Engr. Oloro said the party is united behind David Odunmbaku, while also assuring voters that the party will claim more of the votes on the 24th of July.
“We are all one at Ojodu, everything has been settled. This was how I was presented the flag and now I’m presenting it to him (Odunmbaku) today, I wish him good luck,” Oloro asserted.
In his remarks, Hon. David Odunmbaku thanked Hon. Engr. Oloro, the Ojodu APC Party Chairman, Hon. Kayode Ajakaye, other party leaders and supporters for their support.
Odunmbaku pointed out that his plan is to change the narratives in terms of health, education, agriculture, youth and social empowerment.
“My experience in governance at the Local Government level, being the Secretary at Ikeja Local Government and currently at Ojodu LCDA. Apart from that, my passion and love for the people, which runs in my family and obviously, I have the right foundation both in terms of educational trajectory and experience to take on the challenges of modern-day governance.”
“At the moment, a statutory 70 per cent of the budget goes to capital projects. We have already firmed up social intervention programmes designed to meet the specific needs of our people in Ojodu, especially the elderly, the youths, women, entrepreneurs, and even those that are employed and want to acquire additional skills. This category of persons will heavily benefit from our social intervention initiatives.”
“In collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, we have three hubs in Ojodu Berger, Grammar School and Ogba. We want to build on what has been done to create local economy around the parks by pushing people to the three clusters,” Odunmbaku said.
“Health and environment are intertwined and as such we will do all possible to manage our environment in line with the policies of the State Government to safeguard the health of residents. We will work on better roads, more schools, more public health facilities, and so forth. I mean, the infrastructure in Ojodu must be topnotch so that the Council becomes a reference point for people coming from outside,” he said.
Odunmbaku advised the party leaders and supporters to follow Government guidelines on the Coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world.
“Third wave of COVID-19 is here, we must continue to follow Government protocols on the pandemic. The Delta variant is dangerous than others, we must all take precautions.”
“In terms of agriculture, the way to go for our youths is agriculture and how do we get our youths interested in agriculture? We will do this by coming up with modern ideas that are technology-driven and make agricultural sexy. Now, a lot of our youths are constantly on their mobile phones. With that, we can get our youths interested by providing revolving funds or we can have like Ojodu Mart, where agric foods are subsidized for the less privileged in the community,” Odunmbaku concluded.