It was indeed a red-letter day in Ikeja Constituency 2 politics on Wednesday, 4 May, 2022, as a group of progressive youth widely known as Ikeja Constituency 2 Youth Alliance (ICOYA), purchased and presented APC Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu popularly called ARK, the lawmaker representating Ikeja Constituency 2 in the vibrant Lagos State House of Assembly.
The group made up of young, positive-minded persons in the Constituency who have benefitted from various employment and other empowerment opportunities through Hon. Kasunmu in the last 7 years.
Speaking at the form presentation ceremony at the Constituency office of the lawmaker on Seriki Aro street, Ikeja today Wednesday 4th May 2022,
the Coordinator of the group, Prince Kazeem Haruna from Agidingbi, stated that “Hon. Kasunmu has been doing a fantastic job since 2015, he has assisted a lot of Youth with employment opportunities, including myself and we felt the only thing we could do to show appreciation at this time is to come together and support him.
So we decided to task ourselves and our friends to raise fund and purchase the party’s nomination and EOI forms for him, to show appreciation and support for his 2023 reelection bid”
Also speaking at the event, which took place at Hon. Kasunmu’s Constituency Office on Seriki Aro Street, Ikeja, another stakeholder of ICOYA, Mrs. Ifedayo Temilola of Ward D, Oke-Ira, Ojodu LCDA, commended Hon. Kasunmu for his remarkable representation in the last seven years and also thanked him for the job opportunities given to constituents like her.
In his submission, Mr. Babatunde Oguns praised Hon. Kasunmu for his selflessness but lamented the it is unfortunate that many of the people who benefitted from Hon. ARK are not saying it openly while many even betrayed him outrightly. Oguns expressed optimism that ARK Season 3 is a done deal.
In his response, the obviously elated Hon. Kasunmu expressed surprise at the good gesture of Ikeja Constituency 2 Youth Alliance and thanked them warmly for taking it upon themselves to purchase the form for him.
He promised to take good representation to the next level as he seeks to represent them again in 2023.
Other Members of the group include Seun Adisa, (LNSC), Gbeminiyi Oyelade(Lagos Judiciary Commission),.
Fayoyin Oyebimpe(Local Government Service Commission),
Onifade Damilola ( Lagos Judiciary Service Commission)
Alasholuyi Wunmi (TESCOM)
Olusola Odeyale (LASTMA)
Bankole (LASTMA), Prince Adebanjo Adesina, Ife Folayan,
and others such as Comrade Ige Akanbi, DJ Money, Babatunde Oguns, Babalola Savage, Abiola Oluwaseun, Comrade Emeka Anyanwu, Mrs Toyin Olabode, Jeleel Olanrewaju, Abiodun Olori, Babatunde Sobola, Folarin Oyenuga, Moruf Abdulahi, and many others…