Okada Ban: ADC chair berates LASG for not putting adequate palliatives in place
The Lagos State chapter chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Hon. Olayiwola Abisoye has lambasted the Lagos State Government for not putting adequate palliatives in place before banning Okada and Keke operations in major parts of the state, stressing that the move had brought more hardship on the people.
Abisoye stated this at the weekend during the inauguration of new exco members for the state in Ikeja, Lagos. According to the party chieftain, “There was not enough time and palliative measures put in place, even if they are arguing that what they did is the right thing to do. If you want to take people’s means of livelihood and you are not providing alternatives what are you trying to bridge, and you are talking of insecurity and infrastructural decay. If you want to come up with such policy, there have to be enough palliative measures and time. Don’t take people for granted, that you are in government does not mean you force things down the throat of people. Sell your plan to people, they will buy into it and help implement it. This is what ADC stands for. APC and the likes play politics of money. Have we not sold our birthright enough? ADC seeks changes that will better the mercies of God and glorify God.”
Abisoye said the All Progressive Congress had taken Lagosians for a ride for too long and that his party, the ADC is set to change things in the forthcoming Local Government elections coming up later in the year.
“We are not a party that shares money and we believe that politics is not a business. If you are looking for livelihood go and get a job. Politics is for service of humanity and you must serve God. So, we have a lot of people with this mindset, they are only afraid to come out and identify with this kind of mindset. What we do for them is to present ADC as a credible alternative and the right platform for them to come on board. By the time they come on board and see we are transparent and run an all inclusive government, where everybody has a place to perform, nobody is going to hinder anybody. Lagos is a state that we must take over. We just provide the fertile ground for people to come in, take over and do a good job,”he stressed.
Abisoye who was sworn in along with 18 other members of the ADC executive in the Lagos pledged to go on a massive grassroot campaign mobilization in order to take over the state from APC.