USA-based Nigerians rally support for Ambode and Buhari

USA-based Nigerians rally support for Ambode and Buhari

The gubernatorial candidature of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode received further boost from the diaspora as well-meaning Lagosians and Nigerians alike, gathered in Washington, USA, to rally support for him and also for the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari.

They rally was held in front of the White House, and the supporters hailed the Akinwunmi Ambode and General Muhammadu Buhari as being competent and best fit for Lagos and Nigeria respectively.

In addition, they were all unanimous in their rejection of any postponement of the February elections.

Akinwunmi Ambode receives the Flag of Victory

Akinwunmi Ambode receives the Flag of Victory

Amidst the chants for change and the cheers of victory, the gubernatorial flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was presented with the party’s flag of victory at the APC’s Presidential Rally held at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

The presentation was done by the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who described Ambode as a distinguished leader who will consolidate and continue the exemplary growth Lagos has experienced in her 16 years of democracy.

Ambode expressed his readiness to keep Lagos working for all her residents, promising safety, more development and more prosperity.

“Lagos will give Buhari 85% of her votes” – Ambode declares

“Lagos will give Buhari 85% of her votes” – Ambode declares

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured that the majority of the votes in Lagos will be for the Presidential candidate of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari.

He stated this today at the APC’s Presidential Rally in Lagos, held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

“There has been no time in history that Nigeria and Democracy have been so united. We have the chance now to create a government that cares about the people. To this end, I assure General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), that 85% of the votes of Lagos will be for him”, Ambode declared

The governorship candidate also said that the nation and its people are tired of the stories of “transformation without motion” given by the the opposition, thus, making a vote for the APC the best option for Nigeria in the election.

After receiving the APC’s flag of victory from the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, as the gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Mr. Ambode stated that Lagos will keep enjoying fruits of good governance by voting the party under which it had experienced steady growth in the past 16 years.

A cross Section of Electorates at the APC Presidential Rally - January 30, 2015
A cross Section of Electorates at the APC Presidential Rally – January 30, 2015

“Lagos deserves continuity of the irreversible growth it has experienced in the past 16 years”, Ambode stated.

He added, “Lagos has always worked and I assure you that it will keep working for all of us. This is the reason why we say no to inexperience, trial and error and ineptitude”.

Chief Odigie-Oyegun, the state Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, national party leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Women leader, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson, and the Governors of Lagos, Rivers, Osun, Imo, Kwara, Edo, who all spoke at the rally, reiterated Ambode’s stance that Nigeria’s option of good governance lies with the APC, saying that a vote for General Buhari at the centre, and for Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos will ensure such.

Ambode joins APC Presidential Campaign Train to visit Oba Rilwan Akiolu

Ambode joins APC Presidential Campaign Train to visit Oba Rilwan Akiolu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, joined the APC Presidential Campaign train to pay a courtesy call to the His Royal Highness, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu the First, at his Iga Idungaran palace.

The APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, APC National Leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state, and the Director-General of the Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign organisation, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, were all present for the visit.

Ambode joins APC Presidential Campaign Train to visit Oba Rilwan Akiolu
Akinwunmi Ambode joins APC Presidential Campaign Train to visit Oba Rilwan Akiolu

Other leaders present include, APC Vice-Chairman South-west, Engr. Segun Oni, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the Iyalode of Lagos, Alhaja Bintu Fatima Omosefe Tinubu, Pa Fashina, among others.

Epe erupts for Akinwunmi Ambode as Lagos APC Campaign Train enters Epe Town

Epe erupts for Akinwunmi Ambode as Lagos APC Campaign Train enters Epe Town

The whole town of Epe literally erupted for their son, Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, as the entire campaign train of the party hit the town to present their candidates to the Epe electorates, today the 29th day of January, 2015.

The large crowd and the presence of foremost party leaders at the Epe rally depicted the massive support that Ambode’s candidacy has in the division.

Also, the presence of all the APC gubernatorial aspirants that vied in the APC gubernatorial primaries under the aegis “Aspirants Support Group”, showed solidarity and provided added steam to the support of the man they referred to as the “Consolidator” of the good works the state has constantly experienced.

Ambode spoke of his happiness to be among his kinsmen, and promised not to disappoint them as he further canvassed for their total support in the forthcoming elections.

“I am so happy to get this impressive turnout from my kinsmen. You have made me proud and at the same time humbled by standing by me and the party and I will not let you down”, Ambode reassured.

He added that the whole of Epe will experience further development that betters the one seen under the present government.

“I promise rapid and wondrous development, both infrastructural and economic, that will attract more investments, create jobs and engage our youths. There will be prosperity for all and Epe will be a new town”.

He urged them to take the 2015 general elections as an important one, as it is a determinant to the achievement to good governance that all Nigerians deserve.

“As the elections draw near, I urge you all to take it as an important one, which offers the chance of continuity here in our state and change at the centre. I need your votes to achieve the excellence we continually deserve in Lagos, and also your votes for the APC Presidential candidates to get more. To this end, you all eligible to votes must ensure collection of your Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to effect this change”, stated Ambode.

The Lagos governorship hopeful wrapped up his speech by promising thus, “I will do everything this town deserves to make it more prosperous and make the lives her people better. God will help us”.

The Governor of Lagos state, His Excellency, Governor Babatunde Fashola also thanked the Epe electorates and the Aspirants Support Group for the impressive and encouraging turnout. He urged them to shun what he described as “inexperience, deception, and experimentation” and rather embrace “competence and experience”, the combined attributes that makes Ambode the candidate to vote for to succeed him.