Lekan grew up in Rexdale, where he experienced the pain of raids and of burying friends and youth participants he had worked with. He knows that our communities are hurting and that we need a community based, localized and intentional strategy to combat gun violence.
Recently, Lekan joined CityNews Toronto to weigh in on gun violence and what it takes to work together to take action.
"Our children are dying and it’s important that people most impacted are at the centre of this conversation. People are calling for action, specifically for young people to have jobs." - Lekan Olawoye, Ward 12 City Councillor Candidate
See the full segment here.