Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The people of Awori storms Tinubu's Lagos residence in protest.

Awori indigenes have stormed the Lagos residence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, The Punch reports.

According to the Aworis, none of the Awori indigenes from their communities had been appointed into public office in the last 16 years despite their support for the Lagos State Government and Tinubu.

On Sunday they urged Tinubu and the APC to address their complaint.

Chief Lateef Balogun, one of the Awori leaders, stated: “I am the Ashipa of Agboyi. We have been supporting Asiwaju Tinubu since he was elected as the Lagos State governor on the platform of the defunct Alliance for Democracy. We have always done our best to ensure that his party wins elections in the state, but what we get in return is marginalisation.We are here today to complain over the marginalisation of our people in all levels of government. He created the 37 Local Council Development Areas for us in 2002, but the Awori were not given any position in the government. So, we are begging Tinubu to look into the matter.We want Awori indigenes to be elected as chairmen of the local council development areas, not outsiders.”

Another leader, Chief Bola Onikoro, said that the Awori were being cheated, despite the fact they have qualified candidates.

“We want peace. We, the Aworis from Kosofe, Agboyi, Ojota and Isheri, want change. What we want now is that all the local government areas should be headed by our people. Our people are competent to provide quality leadership in any level of government,” he said

Adebisi Balogun, who is the youth leader for Ojota area of the state, stated that all the prominent positions in the LCDAs were given to non-indigenes.

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