The whole of Ifako-Ijaiye and Ojokoro practically came to a stand still today as its people trooped out in their thousands to receive the entire All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign train that stormed the Local Government Area (LGA) for their Mega rally.
The Lagos state APC governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode and the incumbent governor of the state, His Excellency, Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN), were heralded into the Ifako-Ijaiye stadium venue of the rally, with chants of Continuity and Change from the host of party faithful and well-wishing electorates.
Ambode said at the event that the future of Lagos lies in the continuity of government under the APC.
“Lagos state has witnessed tremendous growth in the past 16 years under the leadership of the APC, starting from our visionary former Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and then to the actualizer, Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN). I am sure you agree with me that this must continue, because this is where the future of Lagos lies”.
“Lagos needs an excellent administrator to make the excellence continue. I am that excellent administrator with the requisite experience to make this dream of continuity fulfilled”, he added.
The APC gubernatorial candidate promised further that his experience will be used in managing a Lagos he described as “quite complex” to be handed into incompetent hands.
“Despite the complexity of our dear state Lagos, we have been able to together achieve a Lagos that is enviable to all. The truth is that this great state deserves to go to the next level and it is too complex to be given into any inexperienced hands or put up for experiment”, Ambode noted.
Ambode then insisted that the choice of a servant-leader for the state in the forthcoming elections is a simple one between experience and experiment.
He added that it is high time the kind of excellence recorded in Lagos is replicated at the centre, stating that, “this impunity and corruption at the centre must stop, we must all work together by voting for the APC at all levels to make Lagos and Nigeria work for all”.
Governor Fashola stated at the event that the APC is a party that fulfils the promises it makes to the people, adding that, the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) is the weapon to be used to instil good governance across the nation.
“I’m happy you have listened to the promises that Ambode made. I urged you to take all he said as a covenant made in honour. The APC is a party of the fulfilment of promises, I am even happier that in Ambode, we’ve got a leader who will continue, complete and consolidate all the good works in Lagos state.”
“Use your PVCs to remove PDP, to vote for the APC, to vote for Ambode and to vote for performance, to vote for good governance as against corruption and unfulfilled promises”, Fashola added.
Other leaders who spoke to the overwhelming crowd at the rally, reassuring them of Ambode’s capabilities and the importance of getting their PVCs, include the Honourable Commissioner of Works in Lagos state, Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, APC National Women Leader, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson, Baba Mohammed Ile-Ogbo and a host of Nollywood actors.