- The Accord Party has urged all political parties to forget about winning any seat in the forthcoming council poll
- The Lagos state chairman of the party, Gbenga Kool said that Mushin people would not vote for any other party except Accord Party
- Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has fixed July 22 for local government elections
The Accord Party has urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as other political parties to forget about winning any seat in the forthcoming council poll in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The Lagos State Chairman of the party, Mr Gbenga Kool told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Mushin people would not vote for any other party except Accord Party.
NAN reports that the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has fixed July 22 for local government elections and July 29 for run-off if the need arises.
Kool said Accord was the only party that meant well for the people in the grassroots, and the support it had enjoyed in the state, especially in Mushin, had been impressive.
He said the performance of Mr Dauda Kako-Are, the representative of Mushin I Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, in the delivery of democracy dividends was another natural reason why Accord would win in the area.
The Chairman said that the people in Mushin would vote for performance rather than people who would serve the interests of their godfathers.
“You see, Mushin is for Accord Party; there is no question about that. The party is the only party that loves the people and is delivering things that meet the expectations of the people.
“See what happened in the last House of Representatives election in Mushin. People voted for Kako-Are who challenged imposition and defected to Accord party.
“The people did that because the man is an enigma who has touched their lives in many ways. The love for the party is growing by the day both in Mushin and other parts of Lagos state.
“People are trooping into the party by the day and no one should be surprised if the party wins other local government areas in the election.
“Accord is on the forward march; APC or any other party cannot stop it,“ he said.
The party chairman said Accord would contest all the councillorship and chairmanship seats in most of the local government areas of the state.
He said that the primary elections of the party would hold on Saturday and candidates would emerge through acceptable democratic standards.
Kool described the nomination fees levied by the LAISEC as unacceptable, saying it would shut out some parties.
“The N100,000 nomination fee for Chairmanship aspirants, N75,000 for Vice-Chairmanship, and N50,000 for councillorship by LASIEC is wrong.
“What is the money for? Billions have already been voted for the elections and you are still charging these fees, saying it is for administrative purposes.
“This is wrong. I think the case is already in court,“ he said.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of a Nigerian man lamenting bitterly how he regrets voting for the All Progressives Congress in the last elections.