Akinwunmi Ambode Sweeps his Polling Booth

Akinwunmi Ambode Sweeps his Polling Booth

Akinwunmi Ambode again recorded a convincing win today in the governorship election at his Epe polling unit. The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate polled 200 votes from the total 241 accredited voters, as against the main opposition’s 31 votes, leading him and his party to another landslide victory in Epe town.

Ambode cast his vote at exactly 1:58 pm, joining other voters to pick their choice of leaders for the governorship and State House of Assembly in the next four years. In the House of Assembly election, the APC got 198 votes while the opposition got 22 votes.
Ambode expressed satisfaction at the hitch-free election process that started with accreditation at his Unit 33 Ward A5 polling booth in Papa-Epe, as early as 8:00 am, saying that, “So far, the election process has been smooth, peaceful, and prompt. INEC came out early, Card reader worked very well in my Polling unit and the turnout is okay”.
Speaking further to reporters after casting his vote, Ambode commended INEC for the visible improvement seen in their operations on the day, as compared to the Presidential elections. He expressed his belief that the Voters Card reader machines should stay, urging that with few improvements on its technology, the machines will greatly upgrade the standard of Nigeria’s electioneering process.
The APC governorship hopeful then restated his thoughts about the fact that elections show the beauty of democracy, and should involve violence.
“What is most important in this election is to deepen our Democracy. People should be allowed too make their choices, and those choices respected”, Ambode said.
Ambode’s wife, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, was among the voters at the unit, meanwhile, Elder statesman, Chief Ayo Opadokun and Founder, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, were some of the observers that visited Ambode’s polling unit to assess the process.
#LagosDECIDES [Pictures – As Akinwunmi Ambode Votes]

#LagosDECIDES [Pictures – As Akinwunmi Ambode Votes]

I cast my vote at 1:58 pm today. Kindly go out to cast yours. #LagosDecides2015.
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Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, the Wife of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Getting Accredited with the Card Reader
Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, the Wife of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Getting Accredited with the Card Reader

 

Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Bolanle Ambode on Queue at Ward A5 - Unit 33 Polling Centre in Ogunmodede Secondary school for Accreditation
Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Bolanle Ambode on Queue at Ward A5 – Unit 33 Polling Centre in Ogunmodede Secondary school for Accreditation
Akinwunmi Ambode Getting Accredited by an INEC staff
Akinwunmi Ambode Arriving the Polling Unit in the company of his Wife, Bolanle Ambode
Akinwunmi Ambode Getting Accredited by an INEC staff
Akinwunmi Ambode Arriving the Polling Unit in the company of his Wife, Bolanle Ambode
Akinwunmi Ambode being Interviewed by Journalists after his Accreditation
Akinwunmi Ambode being Interviewed by Journalists after his Accreditation
CAVEAT – The Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation

CAVEAT – The Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation

The Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation (AAMCO), the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State and other affiliates and support groups wish to inform the general public that campaigns for the election of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as the governorship candidate of APC in Lagos and his running mate, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule, will end by midnight of Thursday, April 9, 2015 as stipulated by the electoral act.

Any advertisement, messages or direct campaigns in print, electronic or social media canvassing for votes is neither issued nor authorized by the candidate and his running mate, Independent Campaign Organisation, the party, affiliates or agents.

This information is issued for record purposes in compliance with the electoral act.

Signed:

Steve Ayorinde

Director, Media and Communications
Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation

Ambode Quashes Rumours That He Was Fired By Lagos State Government

Ambode Quashes Rumours That He Was Fired By Lagos State Government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has quashed rumours making the rounds that he was fired from the Lagos State Civil Service. He stated this at a reception held in his honour by the Eko Club, one of the most prominent and premier clubs in Lagos State.

Ambode made this remark in response to a question on the reasons for his exit from the service at a relatively young age of 49. He stated that he served the state meritoriously for 27 years and was specially commended by the State Governor, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). He added that he was issued a Certificate of Service by the Lagos State Civil Service in recognition of the service he rendered to the state and stated that the rumours being peddled by the opposition that he was forced out of office were totally baseless and untrue.

The Letter of Commendation Given to Akinwunmi Ambode Upon His Retirement in 2012
The Letter of Commendation Given to Akinwunmi Ambode Upon His Retirement in 2012

Mr. Ambode also clarified the issue of leave bonus of Lagos State workers, stating that leave bonus has not been removed from workers remuneration but spread across 12 months into their monthly salary.

Mr. Ambode was received by a large gathering of members of the club which included the Chairman of the Club, Alhaji Farouk Grillo, Omoba Murphy Adetoro, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Alhaji Razak Muse, Chief Lanre Razak, Prince Adrmola Dada and Alhaji Muritala Ashorobi.

Akinwunmi Ambode took the members through his programme for Lagos State and urged them to support him in the forthcoming governorship elections.

He answered many questions from members of the club on different topics ranging from education to healthcare to traffic congestion. At the end of the event he was granted an Honorary membership of the club and an assurance of the complete support of the club in the elections.

The Certificate of Service Given to Akinwunmi Ambode Upon His Retirement in 2012
The Certificate of Service Given to Akinwunmi Ambode Upon His Retirement in 2012

The President of the club, Mr. Babatunde Grillo, stated that the APC governorship hopeful earned their endorsement based on what he described has “his tested and trusted servitude, leadership acumen and an unmatched experience in matters of good governance”.

The Chairman of the interactive session, Chief Murphy Adetoro, reiterated the club’s stance by introducing Ambode as the best candidate for the Lagos top job, while giving reference to his rare competence and landmark achievements in the Lagos mainstream civil service.

He added that, “Ambode is an accomplished administrator who has served in different capacities and consistently worked to ensure that our state thrives as the true state of excellence. All these, combined with his experience and integrity, gives one the confidence that he is the right man to take Lagos to higher heights”.

Akinwunmi Ambode - A worthy Ambassador of UNILAG in Lagos State [2012]
Akinwunmi Ambode – A worthy Ambassador of UNILAG in Lagos State [2012]