December 15, 2018

Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele receives Democracy Icon Award

Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele receives Democracy Icon Award

By Idowu Bankole

The former deputy governor of lagos state, Sen. Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele has been honoured by Arrowheads For Responsive Governance, a group whose mission is to promote responsive governance through advocacy, grassroots enlightenment and mobilization towards the objective of holding leaders accountable for their actions or inaction in a quest for a better society.

The group led by Edward Okeke, convener and National Coordinator, declared the group’s intention to work assiduously for change in political leadership of the country under the name, Arrowheads For Atiku/Obi Campaign.

At the group’s Strategic Planning Session towards the 2019 election, Sen. Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele, expressed displeasure at the way the country is being run by the current leadership.

According to her, ”having served under Bola Tinubu as Deputy between 1999-2003, there are antecedents of the current political actors led by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, which is destroying democratic values in our society”.

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She reiterated that the biggest loser is the grassroots whom politicians take advantage of during political season and abandon when in power only to be used again as elections approach”.

She lauded arrowheads for atiku/obi campaign and charged the group to ensure that their voice is heard. She encouraged them to extend their support not only to the PDP presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku but also to Jimi Agbaje the PDP Gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State.

The highlight of the session was the presentation of Democracy Icon Award to her in recognition of her Dedication and Outstanding Leadership Role in the development of Democracy in Nigeria and also Grand Patron Certificate in recognition of her belief in responsive governance and leadership role in the development of a better society by ARROWHEADS for Atiku/Obi Campaign.

You will recall that Sen. Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele, served under Bola Tinubu as Deputy between 1999-2003, before she was replaced by femi Pedro in 2003 under the Alliance for democracy party.