Akinwunmi Ambode Hosted by the Oriwu Club

Akinwunmi Ambode Hosted by the Oriwu Club

“I will be fully committed committed to the rapid urbanization, social cohesion and economic upturn of the whole Ikorodu division”. This was the assurance given today by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, when he was hosted to an interactive session by the Oriwu Club in Ikorodu. The reception by the Oriwu Club capped off his two-day campaign tour of Ikorodu Local Government.

Ambode assured the members that his government, when elected, will exploit the potentials of Ikorodu by completing ongoing infrastructure, commissioning new ones, empowering its people, especially the youths, exploring its waterways and tourism prospects as well as wooing foreign investment.

He said he would open up the division for activities that will develop the area, attract new investments and businesses and manage the influx of people into Ikorodu. He stated his intention to reconstruct the Ikorodu-Ijebu-Ode-Epe road into a 10-lane expressway and also the Owutu-Ishawo Road; this he said will open up the entire city to economic development and eventually make Ikorodu the model city it deserves to be. Ambode told the gathering that Lagos, at this time, needs an excellent administrator who could handle the challenges ahead. He said “This is the first time that an administrator who has excelled in public service and leadership is vying to become the Governor of this state. And what we need right now is that kind of excellent administrator who sufficiently understands the workings of the state. I restate with all sense of responsibility, that I am that person”, he said.

Akinwunmi Ambode said that to achieve these lofty plans, his government will work closely with the local governments and communities ensuring that government’s decisions are made from the bottom up. He also emphasised the need for the All Progressives Congress to win power at the federal level to complement the efforts of the state government. “I mean it when I say that we will give governance back to our local governments and communities, we will empower them to assist in the discharge of governance benefits to the people. In addition to this, changing the government at the Federal level will directly complement these efforts meant to improve the livelihood of our people”, Ambode said.

The club members expressed their concerns and asked questions on urbanization, youth empowerment, and the creation of axial and alternative roads. They also decried the dwindling fortunes of the division when it comes to political appointments and Ambode reassured them saying that there will be an even spread as considerations will be made for appointments, albeit along the lines of competence and with Lagos in mind.

The interaction was interjected at different points with words of praise and commendation from some of the members for Ambode. In his remarks, the club’s President, Chief Tunde Onakoya, said the members of the Club were pleased with all Ambode had said and wished him outstanding success at the polls. The Oriwu club the premier social club of the creme de la creme in the Ikorodu division.

The Youths Will Be Made Prosperous – Ambode

The Youths Will Be Made Prosperous – Ambode

While addressing the large number of Ikorodu people at the interactive town hall meeting held in the division ahead of the forthcoming elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, stated that his government, when elected, will ensure the prosperity of youths by empowering them through productive programmes aimed at getting them conveniently engaged.

He noted firmly that he youths are the future of the state and country at large, and therefore need to be put at the centre of every plan and policy intended for good governance. Ambode added that his manifesto clearly recognizes this true fact, and therefore has provisions to empower them for this future.

“Our youths are pivotal to the continued growth we seek in this great state, and even all over the country. Youth empowerment and development is a priority, and this teeming youth population of Ikorodu will not be left out”, Ambode said.

A Cross Section of Ikorodu Electorates at the Town Hall Meeting
A Cross Section of Ikorodu Electorates at the Town Hall Meeting with Ambode

He went further to restate the many benefits that awaits them from the implementation of his novel programmes, paramount of which is the Employment Trust Fund (ETF). Every year, the programme will make a minimum sum of 1 billion Naira available to entrepreneurial and skillful youths in each division, empower them, and eventually make them employers of labour.

As the interaction got underway, Ambode addressed other topical issues as regards the Ikorodu division, and saw him promise rapid urbanization, continued infrastructural development, a prime focus on inner roads, empowerment of Community development councils, welfare packages for the resident retirees and elderly ones, amongst others.

The massive turnout of the Ikorodu people seen by the town hall meeting further attests to the popularity and acceptance of Akinwunmi Ambode ahead of the April 11 gubernatorial elections.

Akinwunmi Ambode Meets Royal Leadership in Ikorodu

Akinwunmi Ambode Meets Royal Leadership in Ikorodu

Akinwunmi Ambode continued his consultation with Royal Fathers in Ikorodu today as he paid homage at the palace of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, where he met with the Regent, Chief Zaccheus Olawale Odusoga and other High Chiefs of the Ikorodu division.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate stated that his visit is intended to intimate the royal fathers with his plans and programmes for the state, while also seeking their support and prayers in ensuring the continued growth of Ikorodu and the sustained excellence of the state as a whole.

In his address, Ambode stated that paramount among his many novel plans to continue the infrastructural development of the division, is a move to expand the road linking Ikorodu and Epe to a 10-lane expressway. He added that the entire benefits that the whole division deserves, be it in development, empowerment and appointments, will be evenly appropriated to its four sub-divisions in the next four years.

He also promised to implement programmes that will rigorously engage and empower the teeming youth population of Ikorodu. The youth, he said, will largely benefit from the 1 Billion Naira Employment Trust Fund that will be made available to the division every year.

In their response, the Regent and Odofin of Ikorodu, Omooba Kabiru Adewale Sotobi, , who spoke on behalf the leaders, appreciated Ambode for taking time to visit them in Ikorodu. Omooba Sotobi moved on to state that the entire Ikorodu have always supported the party of progressives, and that they remain resolute in their resolve to stand by the progress of Ikorodu and Lagos as a whole.

They debunked the rumours of a rift among the leadership of Ikorodu as touching their choice of leaders in the forthcoming elections, and therefore employed the opportunity to restate their unified support for the APC and for Ambode both during and after the polls.

Ambode Hosted by the Regent of Ijede

Ambode Hosted by the Regent of Ijede

The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today engaged the people of IJEDE in a rally organized by the community itself in support of his candidacy. Ambode was welcomed into the rally with palpable excitement of the people, after which he met with the Regent and High Chiefs of the community.

On behalf of the people, Regent Aliu Musediq and the Odofin of Ijede, Otunba Babatunde Ogunmuyiwa, both professed their confidence of Ambode’s victory at the polls, while assuring him of total support from the community.

Addressing the people, Ambode promised to continue the work of infrastructural development that will ensure the completion of ongoing roads projects and the commissioning of new ones. He said the next four years of governance in the state will be about the prosperity of the people, a move which he said will see to the implementation of people-oriented policies and community-based programmes that will then create of a thriving economy for each division and community in Lagos, the Ijede sub-division inclusive.

However, he enjoined them to commence their charge towards ensuring good governance by voting en masse for the APC Presidential ticket on March 28, in order to replicate excellent governance at the centre too.

…And Ijede LCDA Stands Still for Ambode Roadshow

…And Ijede LCDA Stands Still for Ambode Roadshow

The reception keeps getting bigger as the Akinwunmi Ambode roadshow keeps rocking Lagos communities, and getting the people in tune with his message of continuity in the state and of Change in the centre.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate today took his roadshow to the IJEDE community in the Ikorodu division of the state, and the overwhelming acceptance was convincing enough to assure victory.