***Odole Axis of Mopa want Chairmaship position zone to them because since creation of the LGA they have never occupied the seat
Hon. Tope Stephen Ajayi (a.k.a Santo) a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has declared his intention to contest as a candidate for the Mopa-muro Local Government chairmanship in Kogi State.
This comes barely a week after the Chairman of the Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC), released the timetable for the local elections.
Hon. Ajayi Stephen Tope is one of the founding member of APC in Mopamuro in which he became pioneer local government secretary 2014-2018, he worked tirelessly for APC to be victorious in Mopamuro in 2015 & 2019 respectively.
He said that he is optimistic that the party will provide a level playing field for all contestants during the primaries election.
He added that as a loyal party member and having contributed in various ways to the progress of the party, he had confidence he would be elected as party candidate for Mopa-muro.
“I have the confidence that my numerous contributions to the party as well as my leadership qualities will make party members to massively vote for me,” he stated.
“I am contesting to add value, by taking development to the grassroots and making sure that the rural dwellers have a good feel of government presence,” he said.
Hon Stephen Tope Ajayi is a grassroot politician and has been in the deeper part of politics when he contested for councillor under the platform of DPN in 1997 though, he lost due to zoning arrangement which did not favour him then. However, his integrity, dignity and political relevance earned him the position of local government youth leader under the platform of PDP in 1999-2003 and he also doubled as the personal assistant to Hon. Eric Fiki – the then Hon. Member, Kogi State House of Assembly representing the good people of Mopamuro; as if that was not enough, when the party observed his level of sincerity, transparency, competency and his passion for youths in year 2004, he was given an opportunity to serve again as he was appointed at the Local Government Pension Board as Executive Officer Admin and was seconded to the office of the then executive secretary in person of Chief Dr. Paul Oludoyi as his personal assistant till 2008 when he voluntarily resigned to contest for councillorship to represent the good people of Odole one (Ward 01) at the local government legislative chamber and he won.
Due to his pragmatic and tenacious legislative qualities and personal traits, he was elected by his legislative colleagues as the majority leader from 2008 – 2011 without being impeached. During his tenure as a councillor, he was also Chairman house committee on Budget and Planning and later became Chairman house committee on Ethics and privilege.
Hon. Ajayi Stephen Tope is one of the founding member of APC in Mopamuro in which he became pioneer local government secretary 2014-2018, he worked tirelessly for APC to be victorious in Mopamuro in 2015 & 2019 respectively
He was appointed as the Deputy DG campaign for Hon. Henry Tuesday Abimbola who aspired to represent Yagba Federal Constituency in house of Representatives in the National Assembly under APC in 2019.
Hon. Ajayi Tope was also appointed as the Chairman campaign committee on contact and mobilization Mopamuro LGA for Bellonoja 2019 and a huge Victory was recorded.
HON. Ajayi Stephen Tope is a man of integrity, cheerful giver, an activist and egalitarian per excellence. He promised not only serve as the voice of the youths but also bring dividends of democracy to every doorsteps.