Edo People Have Made The Right Choice

Edo People Have Made The Right Choice

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday congratulated the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for his victory at the just concluded gubernatorial election, saying that the people of the State have made the right choice.DSC_2842

Obaseki, who was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with 319,483 votes to 253,173 votes.

Governor Ambode, in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said the development was not just a victory for democracy but the people who he said would experience continuity in terms of dividends of democracy.

The Governor, who was the Chairman, APC National Campaign Committee for the election, said the people of Edo have voted for continuity of people-friendly policies and programmes, and urged all the relevant stakeholders in the affairs of the State to accept the verdict of the people and work with Obaseki to move the State forward.

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“Like I said during the grand rally of our great party – APC, at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin some few weeks back, Edo State, being the heartbeat of the South-South region, has all it takes to become another Lagos, and the decision of the people to speak with their votes in support of Obaseki is a signpost of their readiness for greatness and a testament to the monumental successes recorded in the last seven and half years by the incumbent Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

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“We are enjoying the dividends of democracy in Lagos today because of the decision of the people to vote for continuity of good governance and I am glad that the people of Edo have also toed that path and the result will definitely translate to improved social services and welfare of the people,” Governor Ambode said.

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The Governor said judging by the antecedents of Obaseki, he was certain that Edo State is set for transformation and consolidation of the achievements of the outgoing administration in the State.

According to him, “Governor Oshiomhole has laid the right foundation for progressive governance. He has been responsive, progressive and totally committed to the needs of the people. With the decision to vote Mr Obaseki who is equally people-friendly, reliable, trustworthy, and has the fear of God, the people have made the right choice and I can only urge them to continue to support him to deliver on the campaign promises.

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He also congratulated the people of Edo State for comporting themselves peacefully throughout the period of the election, while urging those aggrieved with the result to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters rather than resort to self help.

Approach INEC Offices For Your PVCs, APC Party Leaders Charge Lagosians

Approach INEC Offices For Your PVCs, APC Party Leaders Charge Lagosians

…Urge APC Members To Remain Loyal To Party Ideals

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday urged residents to approach the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the State for their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to enable them participate in future elections.

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Governor Ambode, who spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) party secretariat in Lagos during a meeting with Local Government and Ward Chairmen of the party, said it was important for residents of the State who are yet to collect their PVCs to approach the electoral body, as the process of distribution of the cards has begun in earnest.

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The party members who came out in large numbers to show their support for the party were very happy as they greeted the National Leader and the Governor with cheers. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode could not hide his joy at the support of the party members, he expressed his sincere appreciation for their unflinching support and commitment to the growth and stability of the party.

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The Governor said available information at his disposal was to the effect that a lot of people were not aware of the ongoing exercise by INEC, and as such, people must be made to be aware and take the distribution seriously.

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It would be recalled that the electoral commission, few days ago, began distribution of PVCs in Lagos with a call on registered voters to come with their temporary cards for the collection of the PVCs between 8am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

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The Governor said: “There is an INEC exercise going on now in which they are distributing voters’ card to those who are yet to collect. Many people are not even aware of the development and I like to use this medium to appeal to our party members to go and collect their PVCs.

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“I want to encourage all of us that we should now take the exercise seriously because that is the beginning of the framework of the elections yet to come. This is an appeal both to our members who are here and those who are not here.

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“The APC, as from Monday, will also start massive mobilization and sensitization of the public towards the exercise,” Governor Ambode said.

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The Governor equally thanked members of the party for supporting his administration so far, adding that the support had contributed to the huge successes recorded in the last fourteen months since he assumed office.

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Governor Ambode, who specifically appreciated the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all the party leaders for their support, however urged party faithful to remain committed and loyal to the ideals of the party, as well as the leadership of the party.

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“Once again, I want to thank all party leaders and members. I have said it before that we must follow our leaders and I am saying it again. We need to support and abide by whatever directive or direction our National Leader is asking us to go,” the Governor said.

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On his part, Tinubu corroborated the plea of the Governor asking members to collect their PVCs, saying that the people must indeed give the ongoing exercise by INEC the necessary seriousness it deserves.

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Besides, Tinubu commended Governor Ambode for his laudable achievements in office just within fourteen months, adding that the Governor has made him very proud.

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He also commended the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule and the entire team of the State Government for supporting the Governor to achieve so much within a little time.

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He added: “I was with Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari for about two hours yesterday and Governor Ambode was not there when we were discussing generally about the problem of Nigeria. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo got up and spoke glowingly of the Governor and my head was swelling. I became even more proud of him.”

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Among those present at the meeting include Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule; Chairman, APC Lagos State, Otunba Henry Ajomale; former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye; Party Chieftain, Prince Tajudeen Olusi; Senator representing Lagos East at the Upper Legislative Chamber, Gbenga Ashafa; Southwest APC Women Leader, Chief Mrs Kemi Nelson; Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun, among others.

Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Nikkai Ceremony of APC Chieftain, Alhaji Akanni Seriki’s Son at Classique Events, Oregun, Ikeja

Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Nikkai Ceremony of APC Chieftain, Alhaji Akanni Seriki’s Son at Classique Events, Oregun, Ikeja

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his wife, Bolanle (2nd right); Husband of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mr. Saheed Adebule (right); Father of the Groom, Alhaji Akanni Seriki (2nd left) and Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa (left); during the Nikkai Ceremony of Alhaji Akanni Seriki’s Son at the Classique Events Place, Oregun, Ikeja, on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

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R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with his wife, Bolanle; Couple, Omobolalne & Akorede; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; Husband of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mr. Saheed Adebule and Senator Olugbenga Ashafa during the Nikkai Ceremony of Alhaji Akanni Seriki’s Son at the Classique Events Place, Oregun, Ikeja, on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

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R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and Senator Olugbenga Ashafa during the Nikkai Ceremony of Alhaji Akanni Seriki’s Son at the Classique Events Place, Oregun, Ikeja, on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with his wife, Bolanle (right); Mother of the Groom, Alhaja Seriki; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasaa nd Executive Secretary, Epe Local Government, Hon. Hammed Seriki during the Nikkai Ceremony of Alhaji Akanni Seriki’s Son at the Classique Events Place, Oregun, Ikeja, on Saturday, March 26, 2016