The Lagos state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today held an interactive session with the State’s Council of Obas and Chiefs at the Banquet Hall of the Lagos State House. He shared his programmes for Lagos with them and sought their blessings.
The session was chaired by His Royal Highness, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu the First, and had all the Royal fathers present.
Ambode expressed his appreciation for the Obas’ presence at the meeting and he stated his resolve to work with them to take Lagos state to the next level.
“I’m honored to be among you my Fathers. I am really grateful to you all for making this meeting happen. I am here to restate my sincere desire to keep serving this great state of ours and make it continue in that tradition of excellence it has been known with”. Ambode said.
“I need the support and cooperation of you my Royal fathers to achieve this dream of getting a safer, more secure and more prosperous Lagos. I therefore further solicit your Royal blessings to ensure victory in the forthcoming February 28 gubernatorial election in Lagos.
Speaking on behalf the Obas and Chiefs, Oba Rilwan Akiolu restated his support of Akinwunmi Ambode’s gubernatorial candidacy and he assured him of the support of all the Obas and Chiefs.L-R: Akinwunmi Ambode with Oba Ridwan Akiolu at the Interactive Session with the Lagos Council of Obas
In his words, Oba Akiolu said, “I have always maintained that the best is what I will support for Lagos. I assure all of you that Akin Ambode is the best candidate to succeed Governor Fashola and sustain our excellence in Lagos”.
The Royal fathers were unanimous in their support of Ambode to become the next governor of the state, a move which the candidate expressed appreciation for.
“I am so happy for your support my dear Royal fathers, I promise to uphold the prestige of our traditional institutions and also project the proud heritage of Lagos to the world”. Ambode stated.
Present at the session were: The Olu of Ikeja, Oba Raufu Adeniyi Matemi Amore; Oba S. A. A. Oyefusi (Oguntade II) Ayangburen of Ikorodu; Oba A. O. Adesanya, Alara of Ilara; Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, Oloja of Epe; Oba Lateef Atanda Adams, Olu Agege of Agege; Oba Fatai Ayinla Aileru, Olu of Mushin; Oba M. A. Ashafa, Onijanikin of Ijanikin; Oba Abideen Adekanbi Durosinmi, Osolu of Irewe; Oba S. O. A. Bamgbopa (Eshinlokun 1), Olu of Epe; Oba Saheed A. Elegushi (Kusenla III), Elegushi of Ikateland; Oba Wahab A. Balogun, Oba of Isheri-Olofin; Oba J. O. Fatola, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo; Oba Rafiu Olusegun Salami, Onibeju of Ibeju, among others.