LAGOS/News Investigators/ A chairmanship aspirant for Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State, Ajoke Moromoke Obe, has vowed to introduce developmental programmes that would make the council area one of the first five to reckon with in the state.
Obe, who is the Iyalaje of Agbelekale in the Council Area, said programmes that directly impact on the daily lives of the people would be her priorities if elected into the office.
She said a lot still needs to be done at the grassroot level especially in the area of primary healthcare for the people, adding that her government would leverage her connection with the private sector to access affordable health care service.
“There are non-governmental organizations that we can partner with. There are some of our elders with minor health issues, cataract, diabetes among others which we shall address with our contact with NGOs.
“We will draw sufficient attention to our LCDA through our activities and ensure that we have the necessary support from the state,” Obe said.
“You know me….. Even so, I believe it’s important that I clarify why I’m embarking on this new journey on a widely acclaimed slippery terrain.
“Before I took this step, I thoroughly searched my mind. I spoke to myself. Several times, I asked why I needed to take this step,” she said while announcing her intention to contest via a whatsapp platform Wednesday.
According to Obe, whose campaign poster bears the acronyms ‘AMA’, her deep knowledge and long term relationship with the people of Agbado Oke-Odo propelled her to join the race, knowing that it is an opportunity to serve.
“Why then must I give my privacy to run for public office? Life is not and should not always be about us as individuals. Selflessness demands that we give of ourselves for others. For them to develop and self-actualise.
“I want to be different. I have always been different. I want to be a connector in the true sense of the word. If I’m to achieve my goal, the only road to travel is public service. I want to be the arrowhead of a renewed drive to bring governance closer to the people,” Obe stated.
“I can do it. I have done it without being in power. And I know I have the capacity to do much more. But I can’t travel this road alone. I need YOU! I believe you have my back because you’ve always been a part of my journey. You are my friend. You are my family.
“So, I seek your support in every way possible. I need you in my corner to walk the whole mile with me. Best of all, I need you to pray along with me,” she added.