Ahead of tomorrow’s APC local government party primaries in the State, a leading female aspirant for the Ikorodu North LCDA Chairmanship seat and a former Sole Administrator of the LCDA, Hon Shukura Adewunnmi-Okeowo has written an Open Letter to APC members and stakeholders.
The leading female aspirant, who has also served the council as the Supervisor for Environment in her letter, made available to Ikorodu Oga Radio appealed to the party members to consider the future of the council area in determining the choice of candidate to vote for at the primary election.
The leading female Chairmanship aspirant appealed to the Stakeholders to see tomorrow’s election as a decision making process that will determine the future of the LCDA.
She equally appealed to them to support and vote for her, promising to bring about an all-round development of the council area, through her Seven (7) Point Development Agenda which covers; Infrastructure, Security, Women Development, Youth Development, Education, Health / Environment and Agriculture.
The letter is reproduced below;
Dear APC / Ikorodu North LCDA Stakeholder,
My name is Shukurat Morenike Adewunmi- Okeowo. Born 29th May 1969. I joined politics in 1988, a year after my secondary school, I was elected councilor in 1991, representing Ward E1, Odogunyan, under the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP). In 2008, I was appointed Supervisor for Environment for 2 terms, also in 2016, I was appointed a Sole Administrator of Ikorodu North LCDA, the office I managed effectively for 13 month, thus preparing the ground for the Present Administration.
I am also a level 12 Administrative Officer in this same Local Government. I joined the Civil Service in 2004 and I’ve been serving in the same Local Government. Ikorodu North LCDA is a Local Government I know inside out because, all my life as a Politician and a Civil Servant, I’ve been living and serving in this same Local Govt. till date.
My intention to contest the Chairmanship of the LCDA I to further contribute my little quota to the development of the council and also a way of giving back to the LCDA, to reciprocate the immense opportunity it has given me, politically and otherwise. This is also in line with the gender equality policy of our great party, APC. Since joining active politics in 1988, I have remained a core progressive and a loyal party faithful till date.
It may also interest you to know that, no woman has ever held the post of the Executive Chairman in this Local Government since its inception in 2003.
I am a Responsible Mother, Dutiful Wife and a Seasoned Civil Servant / Administrator. I juggle between these multiple roles effectively without failing in any. This is an assurance that I will not disappoint you if you give me your support.
By this letter, I’m soliciting your robust and practical support for this exalted position in the forthcoming APC Local Government Primary election in the state.
Hon. (Mrs) Shukurat MorenikeAdewunmi-Okeowo
Chairmanship Aspirant, Ikorodu North LCDA