Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode received the Seriki Hawusawa of Lagos state and the Chairman, Council of Arewa Chiefs, Alhaji Sani Kabiru at his Gbagada campaign office.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress appreciated the courtesy visit and also thanked him for the promised support.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode together with his running mate, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule, today paid a visit to the Mile12 market in the Kosofe Local government area of the state. They were there to woo the market women and men to vote for the continuity of good governance in the state.
While moving in a procession that lasted for almost an hour through the market, the governorship candidate and his running mate both engaged the market women and men closely, while carefully noting their expression of concerns and expectations from the incoming government.
The visibly happy market women and men expressed appreciation at what the party APC had done, and we’re uniform in their chants of support for the candidature of Akinwunmi Ambode and Dr. Adebule throughout the course of the procession.
Mr. Ambode also used the opportunity to meet with the leaders and members of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers (N.U.R.T.W) within the market. The association also stated their readiness to support the man they said they were “so happy” to receive.
History was made today at the Teslim Balogun stadium as the first political rally specifically for the physically-challenged was organized, and it was in the honour and support of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate of Lagos state.
Despite their challenges, this group of special people expressed so much enthusiasm for the party APC and for the Mr. Ambode, and the impressive turnout depicted their acceptance of his candidature.
Mr. Ambode also expressed his excitement at making history with the people that he humbly addressed as simply physically challenged, and not “disabled”, even as he identified with them.
“My dear people, we are all Lagosians and you are not disabled. I totally accept and appreciate your support. It is the beginning of another level of comfortability for the physically-challenged. I assure you that I will stand for you!”.
He added, “I will build a new community that has your interest at heart in each locality. While I promise you to run a open-door policy, these communities will be set-up and equipped with specially trained professionals to take care of your needs in a natural way”.
“I understand that we all deserve a better life, and there is no reason to leave you behind”.
The gubernatorial candidate added that the APC has always identified with their challenges, and that this is the time to even take such move higher. Mr. Ambode said, “I assure you that additional support in terms of infrastructure that befits your needs will be done. You deserve all of these and more, especially since you also pay your taxes and express your rights to vote”.
He finally urged them to endeavor to get their Permanent Voter Cards, and allow no man or process to disenfranchise them.
Addressing his comrades, the leader of the umbrella body of these special people, Mr Bayo Willaims assured them all that he had met the governorship candidate, and that he his much more assured that Mr. Ambode is the man to take Lagos to the next level.
“I assure you all, that in Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, we are guaranteed of a true friend”, Mr. Williams added.
Mr. Ambode was joined at the rally by his running mate, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule, the Director-general of his campaign organization, Chief Ologunde and his deputy, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, entertainment celebrities, and a host of other supporters and volunteers.
The historic rally was put together by a campaign support group called “AmboCorps”, and all physically-challenged associations in the state were in full attendance.
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.
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.