The Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today held an interactive session with the State’s Council of Obas and Chiefs at the Banquet Hall of the Lagos State House. He shared his programmes for Lagos with them and sought their blessings.
The session was chaired by His Royal Highness, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu the First, and had all the Royal fathers present.
Ambode expressed his appreciation for the Obas’ presence at the meeting and he stated his resolve to work with them to take Lagos state to the next level.
“I’m honored to be among you my Fathers. I am really grateful to you all for making this meeting happen. I am here to restate my sincere desire to keep serving this great state of ours and make it continue in that tradition of excellence it has been known with”. Ambode said.
“I need the support and cooperation of you my Royal fathers to achieve this dream of getting a safer, more secure and more prosperous Lagos. I therefore further solicit your Royal blessings to ensure victory in the forthcoming February 28 gubernatorial election in Lagos.
Speaking on behalf the Obas and Chiefs, Oba Rilwan Akiolu restated his support of Akinwunmi Ambode’s gubernatorial candidacy and he assured him of the support of all the Obas and Chiefs.L-R: Akinwunmi Ambode with Oba Ridwan Akiolu at the Interactive Session with the Lagos Council of Obas
In his words, Oba Akiolu said, “I have always maintained that the best is what I will support for Lagos. I assure all of you that Akin Ambode is the best candidate to succeed Governor Fashola and sustain our excellence in Lagos”.
The Royal fathers were unanimous in their support of Ambode to become the next governor of the state, a move which the candidate expressed appreciation for.
“I am so happy for your support my dear Royal fathers, I promise to uphold the prestige of our traditional institutions and also project the proud heritage of Lagos to the world”. Ambode stated.
Present at the session were: The Olu of Ikeja, Oba Raufu Adeniyi Matemi Amore; Oba S. A. A. Oyefusi (Oguntade II) Ayangburen of Ikorodu; Oba A. O. Adesanya, Alara of Ilara; Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, Oloja of Epe; Oba Lateef Atanda Adams, Olu Agege of Agege; Oba Fatai Ayinla Aileru, Olu of Mushin; Oba M. A. Ashafa, Onijanikin of Ijanikin; Oba Abideen Adekanbi Durosinmi, Osolu of Irewe; Oba S. O. A. Bamgbopa (Eshinlokun 1), Olu of Epe; Oba Saheed A. Elegushi (Kusenla III), Elegushi of Ikateland; Oba Wahab A. Balogun, Oba of Isheri-Olofin; Oba J. O. Fatola, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo; Oba Rafiu Olusegun Salami, Onibeju of Ibeju, among others.
The Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial campaign train took its campaign to the heart of Surulere today to present their governorship candidate to the electorates in the local government.
The turnout of the party faithful was impressive as always, especially since it was more of a homecoming for the Governor of the state, Governor Babatunde Fashola, who hails from the local government. It also passed as a statement of solidarity with the candidacy of Mr. Ambode.
Ambode’s message to the Surulere people was a promise continuity of the excellence that LGA has seen in the past 8 years.
“The city of Surulere and Lagos will keep working; that is our objective in these next four years and that is my promise to you. Surulere will keep experiencing further growth and continued development that will ensure maximum use of the potentials inherent in this great town”, Ambode stated.
Ambode enumerated his people-printed plans that are all aimed at giving a prosperous livelihood to all Lagosians.
He also promised community-based governance that will ensure rapid delivery of development in the Local Government Areas.
He specifically highlighted a project he termed “Project 20-20-57′, which he said will empower each local government to construct 20 main and inner roads in a year.
“I am one of you, I have being part of you, and I’ll keep being with you”, Ambode pledged.
Governor Fashola thanked the people of Surulere for their unflinching support throughout his tenure, and urged them to transfer that support to Ambode.
He corroborated the message of continuity in Lagos, saying that Akinwunmi Ambode is the best man to ensure further excellence in the affairs of governance in the LGA and in the state as a whole.
“Thank you Surulere for the steady support you have given me over the years, I urge you all to transfer the energy of that support to Akin during this governorship election and also throughout his tenure as your leader”.
Fashola stressed that a vote for Ambode and the party APC will “strengthen the party, consolidate the progress of Lagos state and reinvent the future”.
Ambode, together with Governor Fashola and all the APC leaders present at the rally urged the Surulere electorate not to sell their votes, a move they said can endanger their future; the rather tasked them to vote wisely for the APC at all levels in the forthcoming general elections.