The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, was today the special guest on “The Ambassadors Radio show” at UNILAG radio 103.1 FM. Ambode used this rare opportunity back in his alma mater to inspire his listeners with his experiences and as well as engage them about his plans to take Lagos to the next level.
“My Father was instrumental in the development of my drive to be successful and my undying knack for excellence. He remains my role model, and if there’s one thing I’d love the youth to learn from my experience growing up till now, it would be the truth that challenges bring the best out of you”, Ambode noted. Ambode stated that the turning point of his life was the passing of his father. Rather than discourage him, Ambode stated that the death of his Father served as a catalyst that triggered the innate abilities and leadership qualities that God gave him.
Regarding his desire to serve Lagos state, Ambode said his ambition is tied to his relentless belief in selfless service adding that his plans align with the largely people-oriented manifesto of the APC.
“I dream of government of inclusion that gives us a safer, cleaner and more prosperous Lagos, that is driven by a robust economy and which thrives with the principle of fairness and equity”. He added, “My plans also align with the programmes of the newly elected APC Federal government, an example of which is the immediate creation of 20,000 jobs in each state, and this is in tandem with my plan to set up an Employment Trust Fund meant to support our youths’ entrepreneurial and wealth-creation potentials”
In conclusion, Ambode urged the youth and well-meaning Lagosians to vote for him in the April 11 elections to consolidate on the collective achievement of March 28, that saw victory for the APC at the Federal level. “We made history as Nigerians last week. I assure Lagosians that a consolidating vote for the APC in the gubernatorial elections is a sure bet for greater prosperity in Lagos”, Ambode said.
The Ambassadors radio show is a program set up to celebrate personalities, mostly UNILAG alumni, who have distinguished themselves in different areas of life, with an aim to use their stories as an inspiration to the listeners.