Lagos Mainland LGA Stands Still for Akinwunmi Ambode and his Campaign Train

Lagos Mainland LGA Stands Still for Akinwunmi Ambode and his Campaign Train

The Lagos state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has restated his commitment to the continuity of good governance in the state.

He state this today at the party’s rally in Yaba, assuring a application of his experience and competence to make the much deserved continuity achieved.

Ambode in an Interactive Session with Lagos Women; Says, “You Can Count On Me”

Ambode in an Interactive Session with Lagos Women; Says, “You Can Count On Me”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today took part in an event tagged “Interactive Session with the 2015 Lagos State Gubernatorial Candidates”, where he restated his resolve to keep working with the esteemed women folk to achieve a greater Lagos. The event was held at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

The interactive session was themed “What About The Women….?”, and was organized by the Cosmopolitan Women’s Club, a non-governmental organization comprising of successful professional women whose primary objective is to cater for women, the youth and the less privileged in the society.

Mr. Ambode received a very warm reception as he started his speech with the famous “Iyaniwura” folk song with the all women singing along with him. He said he came to share his ideas and aspirations which he hopes the women pursue together with him. He added that he came to also learn from the women whom he described as his mothers, wives and sisters.

“I am here to share my ideas and aspirations as well as learn from you the additional things we can do to ensure equity, fairness, justice, a clean and secure environment, especially for our children”, Ambode said.
He added that the role of women in the society is second to none, promising to pursue programmes and policies that recognize their important role.

“I recognize you our women as a pivotal force for progress and valuable instruments of change in any society poised for success. Our government shall treasure your role in the society we look to build”.

The women asked him why he thinks he could be counted upon to lead the state. Mr. Ambode answered by assuring that, a combination of his experience, competence, antecedents, character and capabilities, together with his selfless desire to serve, makes him worthy to be counted upon to champion the cause of leading Lagos to greater heights.
He stressed this by adding that, “For me to have led a meritorious and productive civil service career, becoming a Permanent Secretary at the age of 37, and then the Chief Responsibility Officer of the finances of this great state for 6 years without any blemish, it makes me strongly believe that you can count on me to serve this state further and take us all to another level”.

Ambode stated that he doesn’t subscribe to the notion of assigning a particular percentage to the participation of women either in governance or in politics.
“I believe that there are women who are as qualified as men, so, I am committed to giving equal opportunity to all, the focus of our government will be the achievement of a Lagos that works for all”, he stated

He added by saying that, “I am known for my respect for women rights, merit-based decisions, and equality as I had more female Directors that worked with me as Accountant-General in the state”, Ambode said.

He therefore promised to pursue policies that ensure that all Lagosians, most especially the women, are entitled to equal treatment and opportunities. He also promised abolition of child abuse, domestic violence and similar woes that majorly affect women.

More importantly, Ambode promised to tackle poverty that also seems to mostly affect women, by generating easily accessible avenues for wealth creation.
“Our government will promote programmes that will destroy this infamous nexus that seems to exist between women and poverty”, he pledged.

As regards the forthcoming elections, he identified the women as major influencers and urged them to vote for the APC.

“I want you to influence Nigeria in the next 3 weeks in a positive way. Good governance is the right of every Nigerian, and judging by the way the APC has excelled in this matter, I urge you to vote for me and the APC in the forthcoming general elections and ensure greatness of this country.”

Earlier in her welcome speech, the President of the club, Mrs. Bintu Fatima Tinubu, described the interactive session as a timely one, as it presented an opportunity to the candidates to enlighten a cross section of women who have critical roles to play in Nation building.

The Chairperson of the day, Mrs. Funke Adekoya (SAN) also described the session as a special one because it involves engaging women who are sure influencers of the prospects of the gubernatorial candidates.

Eko Club Endorses Akinwunmi Ambode as Lagos 2015 Gubernatorial Poll Approaches

Eko Club Endorses Akinwunmi Ambode as Lagos 2015 Gubernatorial Poll Approaches

The members of the Eko Club have endorsed the candidacy of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

The eminent Lagos-based club expressed this endorsement today at an event tagged “Eko Club Interactive Session With Governorship Candidates in Lagos State”, and was held at the club’s premises in Lagos.

The President of the club, Mr. Babatunde Grillo, stated that the APC governorship hopeful earned their endorsement based on what he described has “his tested and trusted servitude, leadership acumen and an unmatched experience in matters of good governance”.

The Chairman of the interactive session, Chief Murphy Adetoro, reiterated the club’s stance by introducing Ambode as the best candidate for the Lagos top job, while giving reference to his rare competence and landmark achievements in the Lagos mainstream civil service.

He added that, “Ambode is an accomplished administrator that has consistently employed his wits at one capacity or the other to ensure that our state thrives as a true state of excellence. All these, with a combination of his experience and integrity, gives one the confidence that he is the right man to take Lagos to higher heights”.

The interactive session had kicked off with Ambode’s opening speech, where he stated that his gubernatorial intention was borne out of an unrelenting desire to serve humanity and a will to sustain the good governance in Lagos state.

L-R: A cross section of Eko Club members at the endorsement event of Akinwunmi Ambode

“I strongly believe that selfless service is key to the delivery of good governance, and this is the main driver of my intention to run for the post of the Governor of our great state, Lagos”.

Ambode noted that his mission is to ensure the continuity of excellence, such that his vision encompasses the creation of a new-look Lagos where there is more safety, cleanliness and more prosperity. He moved on to highlight his well thought out plans to achieve this novel dream.

“Our plan to further create a Lagos of our dream involves the creation of even a more robust and stable 24/7 economy that will attract more local and international investors.
We have already identified that it is government responsibility will be to provide social and political guarantees for the safety of these investment”, Ambode stated while detailing his plans as touching wealth creation and the economy.

He added that the crust of job creation lies within the essence of productive education.

“Education still remains key to the development of any society in the world. Our plan is to introduce technical and vocational training and curricula into our educational system to complement the existent tertiary set-up. This is aimed at bridging the unemployment gap”, he said.

While fielding questions from the audience which comprised “blessed members” of the Eko club and also representative of the general public, Mr. Ambode discussed similarly novel ideas as regards many other sectors where the objective remains the achievement of a Lagos that keeps working.

He stressed, “In the past 16 years, Lagos has both witnessed and experienced irreversible growth, from the foundations laid by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to the actualization of a working Lagos by Governor Babatunde Fashola. My aim is to consolidate on these achievements, strengthen our success and then take Lagos to the next level”

Ambode thanked the club for the support he has received thus far, while underlining its importance to the objective in view.
He said, “The Eko Club is eminently placed to work with me to achieve this objective of a greater Lagos that we are all proud of. I therefore call on you to partner with our government to deliver this excellence within reach”

The gubernatorial candidate enjoined them to get practical with the support they have shown by becoming eligible voters who have their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), while ensuring that they cast their votes for the APC.

He added, “as you lend your voice to support our cause, I urge you all to ensure collection of your PVCs and vote for the APC. This is key as we hope to together take Lagos to another level.

Lastly, Ambode restated that as Lagos has seen 16 years of excellence, all their support for him will do is additional 4 years of continued excellence, while noting that more is even achievable.

“It is important to note that more is even achievable if good governance reigns at the centre. Lagos can and will get more of more if we all cast our votes for the APC at the Federal level to ensure the flow of good governance from the centre”, he noted.

In addition to the endorsement, the members moved for a nomination, acceptance and adoption of the APC governorship candidate as the Patron of the club.

Other prominent political leaders and club members who spoke highly of Mr. Ambode include a former Commissioner of Education in the state, Chief Lanre Rasaq, Mrs. Teju Phillips, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Prince Rabiu Oluwa, Engineer Ayo Alaka, Prince Demola Dada, and Hon. Rasaq Muse, among others

However, an high point of the event came when Mr. Babatunde Grillo moved to confer an Eko club membership on Mr. Ambode, with club number 1109, to round off an eventful evening.

Ambode Donates Books To Lagos Pupils

Ambode Donates Books To Lagos Pupils

As part of the moves to show his commitment to the education of every child in Lagos, the governorship candidate All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday flagged off the distribution of books to all pupils in the Primary schools of all the 57 Local Government areas and Community Development Associations in Lagos.

The distribution covered 13 different schools in the Gbagada, Oshodi and Ilupeju areas of the state yesterday where all the pupils received four books each.
He was ably represented at this flag off by Architect Wasiu Anifowoshe and Prince Sanya Oshinjo.

The schools visited included Araromi Primary school, Kinihun-Ifa Primary school, Apeleyin Primary school, Ogo-Oluwa Primary school, Temidire Primary school, Idi-Odo Primary school, Gbagada Primary school, Ajidagan Primary school, Wesley Primary school, Oshodi Model Primary school, Owoseni Primary school, New State Primary school, Community Primary school, and Ilupeju Primary school.

The book distribution continues with the aim of covering all the state’s primary schools in due time.