LG Chairmanship Is 'Turn-By-Turn Nigeria Ltd' – Elected Chairman
One of the winners of the local council chairmanship election in Lagos State has an advice for opposition and those aspiring for such position in future.
After he received his Certificate of Return on Monday, Mr Emmanuel Bamigboye, told Bounce News that he was happy to have clinched the position of the chairman of Mushin Local Government Area.
He attributed his victory to God and efforts made by his party.
"I thank God for that. We made a lot of effort and it worked out.
"To whom much is given, much is expected. The confidence and the faith they have reposed in us, we are going to ensure that Mushin enjoy the dividend of democracy.
"Being in governance today is not the end of the something. We have to do our best so that in future they will be able to trust us," he stressed, assuring Mushin residents that he was committed to delivering good governance.
Mr Bamigboye did not make any promise on what should be expected from him in the first 100 days in office, but he highlighted that his administration would look at what was on ground and build on it.
"We will put all our resources, experience and effort to ensure that people enjoy the dividend of democracy.
"We need to do a lot of planning, look at what is on ground, the good thing they have done and complement it.
"We need to do a lot of findings, investigate a lot and map out our strategies, with a lot of planning," he stressed.
On what he had to tell the other parties' candidates that lost in the July 22 election, the chairman-elect said: "It is turn-by-turn Nigeria Limited. It is our turn today and another person will come there in the future to come and do it.
"I have been contesting for more than 5 times and this time I was able to win it".
There were 57 Chairmen and 377 councilors handed Certificates of Return on Monday at the office of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission in Yaba.
Nine out of the 57 Chairmen are women, the highest in any of Nigeria's state.