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Ex-commissioner launches political movement


By Tajudeen Adebanjo

 

 

The former Commissioner for Home Affairs in Lagos State, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, yesterday launched a political movement.

The movement, he said, was to galvanise people’s interest in who governs them.

Speaking at Ostra Hall at Central Business District, Ikeja, Abdullateef, who tagged the movement as “Iyepe 2023” with the slogan: “We fit do am”, said the movement aimed at reawakening the political consciousness of the populace.

According to him, there was voters’ apathy across the country, especially in Lagos as most residents seemed to be losing interest in voting.

Time, he said, has come for residents to experience best of what Lagos could offer in all spheres of human endeavours.

He said: “We are here to inaugurate a movement – Iyepe 2023. There is apathy in the country. Not so many people are involved in voting these days. You can see that the rate of voters has been going down in Lagos state. Out of about 24 million population, less than 1.5 million voters participated in the last general election. So there is gradual level of disinterestedness by the populace. So, we have started this movement to begin to raise political awareness and encourage people to have hope that we can have a transformation. I am the lead visioner. The vision to transform Lagos economy by the time we encourage more people to participate in politics,  we believe things will change for better.”

 

The former commissioner said residents would experience what Lagos could become when managed by good manager of human and resources.

He said: “So, “We fit do am” foundation has been releasing several videos to encourage people to believe in the rule of law, to empower people, the youth, the elderly, the women, and widow. We have so many empower programmes.

“We expect Lagosians to know that nothing is impossible. We want them to know that a time is coming when votes will begin to count. And when vote begin to count, we want them to support the idea of giving leadership to the people who have what it takes in term of competence and commitment as well as fear of God. That is what I represent. I believe I will have the support of the people when the time comes. Right now, it is not about campaign, it is a movement.”

He called on Lagosians to join his political movement to turnaround the fortune of Lagos, adding that his leadership would represent justice and fairness for all irrespective of the tribe, ethnic or religious affiliations.

 



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