The Chairman of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Hammeed Tijani has denied given any contract to the embattled Deputy Leader of the council, Hon. Maruf Dauda, following the suspension of the latter on the premise of being a mole of the executive by his colleagues.
In his response to the call put through to him, H I D as Hon. Tijani is fondly called, denied having any knowledge of the said development.
He said:”I don’t know anything about it.”
Maruf Dauda in his response to our telephone call, said that he was driving, and that he did not collect any contract from the council.
“I am not collecting any contract from the council as they claimed, though I was suspended for that reason.
“I am busy trying to find all necessary documents to back my claims before another sitting will be fixed,” said Maruf .
However, the embattled Maruf was seen night at the residence of the defunct group leader of Ifelodun, Alhaji Adelaja Muhammed in a likely attempt to ride on the shoulders of the giant in Ojokoro polity to weather the storm.
The former special adviser on Civic Engagement to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr. Benjamin Olabinjo, who was contacted via phone as one of the political stakeholders in the area, said that he was outside Lagos and that he was not well informed about the development in the council.
“I am not well informed about the matter as I am just trying to put calls through to some people to know better. I am outside Lagos now,” Olabinjo said.
It was however, alleged that when Mr Olabinjo got the wind of the suspension of Maruf he threatened the other councillors over the disciplinary action, which we gathered was meant to uphold the rule of the House that no member should carry out any contract for the council.
Meanwhile, the executive of the council was said to be planning a press conference for the embattled councillor to clear the air on his relationship with the executive.