Voters’ Apathy May Continue In Lagos State If….
A civil Society/ media Activist Francis Abayomi has said that voter apathy that happened during the last election in Lagos State may continue if something drastic is not done by those in positions of authority.
Speaking during a IPC/EU -ACT project tagged “Enhancing Inclusive Grassroot Development with Duty Bearers in Lagos on Thursday 28, January 2022 at KD Events centre Ikorodu, Abayomi said that the voters apathy was witnessed in Lagos during the last election because the duty bearers are not accessible to the electorates and their constituents at large.
Continuing he told the participants who came from Ikorodu North LCDA that for their community to develop ,they need to engage the duty bearers who are the Councillors,Local Government Chairmen, House of Assembly/Representative and the Senate from time to time..
The Media activist who is also a member of Editorial board of The Daily Independent lectured on the best approach like advocacy visit,the use of media , how to get feedback and the rights of the individual and the community at large.
While giving kudos to the International Press Center (IPC) for the initiative, Francis Abayomi said the programme might ignite people’s interest in politics because people are now seeing that they can engage the duty bearers and ask them for what really belongs to them without stress.’and to the duty Bearers too, they have to make the best use of the opportunity and make themselves accessible ‘
Also Abiodun Adeleke of IPC advised the participants to make the best use of the lectures they have received and be more proactive and tactical in their approach to issues.