Thousands of party faithful of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State and well wishers bombarded the area as Hon. Kazeem Salako declared his intention to contest as the Chairman of the council area.
The mega declaration, which held at the Secretariat of the APC opposite UBA along Idiroko Expressway is perhaps the biggest event in the local government area in recent times.
Youths, women, and party leaders from across the 16 wards of the local government were at the event to show their support for the man many believe has the ability to turn the fortune of the local government around if he wins the ticket of the party and the election proper.
It was gathered that the massive turnout at the event showed the acceptability of the former member of the Federal House of Representatives.
Speaking at the event, Salako promised to extend the dividends of democracy to the people of the council area if given the opportunity to serve.
While urging them to see his candidature as a way of contributing to the development of the council area, he told them that Ado-Odo/Ota LG deserves the best at this period.
“I want to vie for the office of the Chairman of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government so that I can contribute my quota to the development of the local government.
“Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government is the most industrialised in the country and I believe that we deserve the best in the area of infrastructure development.
“I will use my office to better the lots of our people if given the opportunity to serve. My focus would be on rural development, youths empowerment, support for the women and men in the local government.
“Mine would be complete selfless service to the people and I will not disappoint you,” he said.
Some of the people at the event, who spoke to journalists said that no event in Ota has ever witnessed such magnitude of crowd, and added that “Salako has proven over the years that he has the love of his people at heart.”
They promised to give him their support, when the time comes, adding that they believe that he is a man with a sincere heart.