Akinwunmi Ambode, joined other dignitaries to celebrate Princess Adetoun Jemilat Kazeem (née Adeniji-Adele), as she turned 80 years today.
Princess Adetoun Jemilat Kazeem is the daughter of Oba Musendiku Adeniji-Adele II, the Oba of Lagos (1893- 1964) and Olori Adijat Folashade Ayoka Adeniji Adele, was born on the 1st of April, 1935. She is the mother of Prince Adeniji Kazeem, the Deputy Director-General of the Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organization.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos state described the celebrant as a star mother and a role model to all mothers. He wished her a longer life in good health, peace and happiness.
Also present at the event was His Royal Highness, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu the First, represented by his high Chiefs and members of the Lagos Royal family, and Senator representing Lagos-East constituency, Senator Gbenga Ashafa. Others include members of Ambode’s campaign team and well wishers.
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) thronged the campaign secretariat of the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos to celebrate the party’s victory in the presidential elections. The large crowd of supporters danced and sang songs of victory and repeatedly chanted “Sai Nigeria”, “Sai Baba”, and “Ambo”, the slogan of Akinwunmi Ambode.
The highpoint was the arrival of the man himself, Akinwunmi Ambode. The crowd erupted in chants of “Ambo” and clung to his car. Akinwunmi Ambode obliged the supporters and came out of his car to salute them. This further excited the already frenzied crowd who kept on expressing so much joy.
The supporters expressed confidence that the APC’s victory will bring positive change to Nigeria. They added that victory for Akinwunmi Ambode come April 11 will bring further development to Lagos, especially now that there will be an APC government at the centre.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has congratulated the Party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory in the Presidential Elections.
Ambode also congratulated General Buhari’s running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the APC for this ‘monumental victory’. In addition, he congratulated all Nigerians saying “More importantly, congratulations to all Nigerians who came out to vote in this elections. This is a defining moment in our history and Nigeria is the ultimate winner.”
He further pleaded for unity and peace amongst Nigerians and urged “all Nigerians irrespective of political affiliation to unite and deepen our democracy”.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Akinwupnmi Ambode has expressed his devastation at the death of Olu of Epe’s son, Kunle Adewale, and five others in a boat mishap today while returning from their polling unit in a riverine area of Epe. Until his death, Kunle was a Director in the Lagos State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The monarch’s son, a local government chairmanship aspirant, Mr. Muiz Bello and four others had gone to cast their votes for the All Progressives Congress when their boat capsized on their way back.
“It is a really sad day for the entire Epe town. I am devastated by this loss of Kunle. I saw Kunle this morning, so this is a real shock to me. On behalf of my family, my campaign team and myself, I commiserate with His Royal Majesty, Olu of Epe, Oba Shefiu Adewale, the family of Muiz Bello, the Mogaji family and the other families who have lost loved ones in this unfortunate occurrence. I pray God grants them the strength to bear this loss and that souls of our loved to rest in peace.
Ambode also expressed utter dissatisfaction at the news of electoral violence that has led to deaths across the country. There have been reports of two INEC officials and some voters killed in Gombe; scores of APC members and a Soldier shot and killed in Rivers state as well as incidents of violence in Borno and Yobe states.
“These reports of killings are really disturbing and completely unacceptable”. Ambode extended his condolences to the families stating that they are “heroes who died for the cause of rescuing the Nation”.