The Governoship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, was among dignitaries who attended the 2015 Annual Lagos State Thanksgiving service today at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.
Other dignitaries at the service include All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari; his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; and the River State governor, Rotimi Amaechi; among others. The Lagos State chairman of the party, Henry Ajomale; the national Publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and other party stalwarts also attended the service.
Speaking at the service, Governor Raji Fashola, noted that the 2015 edition would be his last as Governor. He urged Lagosians to sustain the attitude of thanksgiving, stating that only the mercy and grace of God had bought the state thus far. Governor Fashola called for religious tolerance, saying no faith is better than the other.
Buhari, in a short speech, said religion must not become a tool for taking advantages over others or putting them under oppression.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who preached using John 14:6, stated that Jesus is the truth; and that God is older than all men and as such older than the problems in their lives.
He urged Nigerians to dedicate themselves to Jesus to guarantee a better tomorrow.
Other prominent church leaders at the service include Bishop Mike Okonkwo; Rev (Mrs) Mercy Ezekiel; Most Rev. Ephraim Ademowo; Pastor Wale Adefarasin; Archbishop Magnus Atilade and Pastor Gabriel Olutola, among others.
Shortly after the service ended, Ambode spent his time exchanging greetings with many friends, supporters and faithful who wanted to greet him as well as take pictures with him.