Ambode Meets With the Taxi Drivers Association

Ambode Meets With the Taxi Drivers Association

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, and his running mate, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule, today met with the executive members of the Ogudu and Gbagada taxi drivers association at his Campaign office.
The meeting was intended to intimate them with his plans for Lagos as the preparation for the elections enter top gear.

Ambode said, “I assure you that my plans for our Lagos cover you all and it pleases me to also serve to your demands, because we are here to run this government together”.

The gubernatorial candidate urged the exco members to woo their members on the importance of continuity of the excellent governance in Lagos, and as such vote for the APC in the forthcoming elections.
He also urged them to rigorously sensitize the members on the collection and use of their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), in order to be truly eligible voters that will vote in change here in Lagos and in government at the centre.

The taxi drivers accepted the candidate’s vision and unanimously expressed readiness to support him.

Ambode Meets With APC Lagos Youth Leaders

Ambode Meets With APC Lagos Youth Leaders

The youth leaders of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 20 local government areas (LGAs) and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) of the state today met with gubernatorial flag bearer of their party, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Party Secretariat, Acme road, Ogba, Lagos.

The youth leaders had gathered in unison to express their readiness to fully participate in the campaign efforts of the man they hailed as “a competent and blessed leader”, ahead of the 2015 elections in the state. Speaking on behalf of the 57-member team, the State APC Youth leader, Mr. Tayo Sanyaolu, thanked Mr. Ambode for his presence, and stated that he and his Comrades are ready to “contribute their quota in order to achieve victory come February”.

In his response, Akinwunmi Ambode noted that the youths are never negligible, since they makeup two-third of the pool of electorates, and he assured them of constant support and communication, that is, pre, during and even post-election.
He said: “I have always maintained that the youths’ constituency and their input is germane for government to thrive at all levels, and my presence here today proves that I hold this fact dear to heart”.
The gubernatorial candidate urged them to take their desire for participation in his campaign as a responsibility towards Lagos, in such a way that victory will be a guaranteed outcome.
He then donated a bus to facilitate their civic efforts, while urging them to be non-violent and remain united.

Also present at the meeting were the Party’s state Chairman, Chief Henry O. Ajomale, his deputy, Cardinal James Odumbaku, an APC National Woman Leader, Mrs. Kemi Nelson and an APC Senatorial Youth Leader, Ahmed Mohammed.

Meanwhile, the APC Lagos (UK Chapter), also donated a bus to support the campaign efforts of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Ambode.
Led by their Chairman, Mr. Abiodun Alli, the group presented the bus to the Candidate himself at the party headquarters, and was witnessed by Chief Ajomale and Cardinal Odumbaku.

“I SEE A SAFE, CLEAN AND MORE PROSPEROUS LAGOS” – says Akinwunmi Ambode at TVC

“I SEE A SAFE, CLEAN AND MORE PROSPEROUS LAGOS” – says Akinwunmi Ambode at TVC

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has stated that the thing that grants legitimacy to any government is selfless service to humanity.
He stated this today while answering questions as the special guest on a public affairs Television programme, “Your View”, held at the TV Continental Studios in Lagos.

Mr. Ambode received questions about his gubernatorial intention and his actual plans for the education, transport, housing, taxing, and the implementation of policies.
For all these, Mr. Ambode promised to employ his vast administrative experience to generally create an upgrade of the institutions in state, an upgrade that will encourage development, fuel a much thriving economy, and bring much ease to the livelihood of all Lagosians.

Ambode said, “As a example, we will create and encourage vocational training in our schools to bridge the unemployment gap, condense our taxes for ease of payment, surely build on the major success of the present government’s housing reforms, give governance back to the local governments, and also introduce Free Lunch into the already implemented Free Education policy”.

He added, “I see a safe, clean, and more prosperous Lagos, and I am sure that by God’s grace and with the support of all Lagosians, we will together make our Lagos the envy of all”.

While displacing the rumored “Godfatherism” and “indigeneship” sentiments, Ambode confidently urged for an objective look at his competence and capabilities to serve and also at his hard-earned victory at the party primaries. “I have the qualities to serve Lagos state, I have been diligent, very competent and I understand the issues of governance; and my emergence has nothing to do with Godfatherism.”, he said.

“I went through a primaries that I won convincingly, after I had pleaded for delegates’ votes by visiting all the local governments, and they willingly voted for me. This goes to show that the people accept me and want me to lead them”.

After the TV session, Akinwunmi Ambode proceeded to Radio Continental’s early morning talk show, “Talk Nigeria”, to share his thoughts about the forthcoming elections in Lagos. He reiterated that the reason behind his gubernatorial intention remains to serve Lagos exemplarily.
In his words, “I epitomize the story of the common Nigerian or Lagosian that can rise from a humble background and become who he or she wants to be, and that is what I want to give back to the people through the art of selfless service. Thank you”

The TV programme was broadcast live and will be re-broadcast at midnight today on the same station.

Akinwunmi Ambode At J9C Annual Summit

Akinwunmi Ambode At J9C Annual Summit

Akinwunmi Ambode, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, was one of the Special Guests of Honour at the annual summit organized by the January 9 Collective (J9C) group, held today at the Muson Centre in Lagos.

The theme of discuss at the summit was, “2015 General Poll: BEYOND THE RHETORICS OF CREDIBLE ELECTIONS”, and Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was there to join the other well-meaning Nigerians, professionals, students and artisans alike, to discuss practical steps that can help in the achievement of credible polls.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Ambode said that credible elections are truly achievable, and is the responsibility of all Nigerians, leadership and followership alike.
The Governorship candidate noted that conducting credible elections will only workout when the institutional framework for elections are set up “truly independently, with discipline and sanctity”.

He moved on to say the role of the Nigerian followership goes beyond being mere onlookers, and that they must believe that the concept of true change is not mere theory.
“If we love Change and believe in it, we must stand up for that Change, and make a paradigm shift from being mere talkers to becoming practical change agents. This is why someone like me is standing up for Change, and we need your practical support to make it happen”.

A professor of Political Anthropology, Professor Anthony Kila, was the keynote speaker at the summit. He was joined by many other notable dignitaries which included Chief Dele Momodu, Asiwaju Femi Somolu, Mrs. Ayo Obey, a representative of the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ken Nwosu, among others.

The J9C is a non-political group of professionals who came together as an offshoot of the 2012 “Occupy Nigeria” movement that followed the then fuel subsidy removal. Today’s summit was there 3rd in the annual series.

Akinwunmi Ambode Visits Catholic Archbishop of Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode Visits Catholic Archbishop of Lagos

The Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, today paid a courtesy visit to His Grace, Most Reverend (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, the Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, at the Catholic Mission House, Lagos.

The candidate formally presented himself and his gubernatorial intentions to the respected Bishop of the Lagos Catholic family. He also sought the prayers of His Grace for peace and victory in the forthcoming elections.

Present during the courtesy visit were the Chairman, Archdiocesan Laity Council of Lagos, Sir Folu Adekoya, the Secretary to the Archbishop, Reverend Father Nwosu, All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate for Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace, Most Reverend (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, the APC State Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, and the deputy Director-General of the Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organization, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem.