The Ayangburen Jubilee Housing Estate, one of the recognized estates of Lagos State government, has elected new officers to run the affairs of the estate with Mr. Peter Esene emerging Chairman.
The election was as a result of dissolution of all formal CDA and constituted Caretaker/ Electoral Committee by the Lagos State Government last month.
Caretaker/Electoral Committee Chairman of the Estate, Alhaji Ishola Saheed Ayedun and his team members quickly swung in to action by supervising the affairs of the estate and had conducted elections in to various available offices as enshrined in the bye-law.
In a statement made available to the press shortly after the election results was announced, the Media Adviser to the Estate Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Ambi stressed that the election was free, fair and transparent.
“Although, the atmosphere was heated by the political lobbying for votes, but the Caretaker /Electoral Committee ensured that the process was thorough and candidates were screened. One of the criteria for voting or to be voted for is non-indebtedness to the estate statutory dues. In the history of this estate, this is the first time an election has recorded massive electorates.”
“Even during the manifesto night, residents defied the heavy downpour at night and listened to the promises of aspirants, an exercise that lasted for over 5 hours from 8pm. The Caretaker/ Electoral Committee exhibited high sense of commitment and sacrifice toward the election,” he said.
Announcing the elections results, the Chairman, Caretaker /Electoral Committee stated that 5 offices were won unopposed.
He announced the results as follows: for the office of the Chairman, Mr. Peter Esene had 166 votes to defeat his contender Mr. Iskil Kuye who got 106 votes; the office of the Vice Chairman was won unopposed by Alhaja O. Sulaimon.
The position of Secretary General was won by Ovunba A. Aderonke with a total votes of 149 to defeat her opponent, Mr. Richard Nakireru who had 114 votes; the Treasurer’s position was won by Adegoke A. Emmanuel who had 169 votes to defeat the immediate-past Treasurer, Alh. Musbau Okeowu who got 94 votes.
Meanwhile, the office of Auditor was captured by Majaro O. Ismail as he defeated the immediate-past Auditor Mr. Adekunle Adewale Adebare. Belewu Ojuolape who was voted as Social Secretary, defeating the immediate-past Social Secretary, Bosede Jocobs.
Positions declared unopposed according the Chairman Caretaker /Electoral Committee were; the office of Financial Secretary – Adeyinka A. Ajibade, Welfare Secretary – George O. Orlu, Assistant Secretary – Olabiyi O. Moses and the Estate Public Relations won by Animashaun M. Segun.
In his acceptance speach, the new Chairman Mr. Peter Esene, MNIPR thanked all the residents for the confidence and assured them that his regime will not disappoint them.
”Time is set to work and we won’t fail our esteemed residents. As we begin a new chapter we appeal for stakeholders cooperation as we take giant strides in rebuilding our estate.”
He maintained that there is no victor and there is no vanquished, adding that the victory is for all the residents and not for a select few.
Earlier, the CDC Chairman in Ikorodu, Prince Niran Ogunbanwo, who represented the State, commended the electorates and contestants for organizing themselves peacefully prior, during and after the elections.
Meanwhile, he urged the elected officers to operates based on the guidelines enshrined in the CDA Constitution, even as he wished them well in their administration.
The defeated Chairmanship aspirant Arch. Iskil also exhibited maturity by congratulating the new Chairman via a post shared on the Estate’s social media platform.