For the past ten years, I have always had the privilege of sharing Christmas gifts with orphanages through my contacts and foundation, La Roche Leadership Foundation. However, my visit to the only children’s hospice in Nigeria on 1st January 2015, the Hearts of Gold Hospice in Surulere, was more educational and emotional than any previous visits. I also visited the SOS Village, Isolo and Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home School, Akoka, Lagos.
I believe that as a people we have not done enough for the physically challenged citizens amongst us. They are equal partakers in the resources of Lagos State. We must provide adequate care and support for them just like anyone of us would demand of the government.
I have close friends whose children are challenged with various conditions.
I am more committed than ever before to provide world class care centers for the physically challenged in the State and take care of their needs from the cradle. We must integrate them fully into the day to day running of the society.
My promise is to make their issues a foremost state policy. They are part of our future which must be driven by love, care and prosperity. God will help us.
– Akinwunmi Ambode
Thousands of volunteers (Team A+) hit the streets of Lagos, starting from their neighbourhoods to share the L. A. G. O. S. (Leadership, Accountability, Governance, Opportunity and Service) vision. Photos, associated images and videos are to be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded directly on social media platforms using #2HoursForAmbode tag. Aplus! Forward Ever!! Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko! O je mi logun!! O je wa logun!!! Let’s go there…
The All Progressives Congress Governorship Candidate for Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, celebrated the New Year by visiting three homes for physically challenged and disadvantaged in Lagos. Ambode and his entourage visited the SOS Village, Isolo, the Heart’s of Gold Hospice, Surulere and the Modupe Cole Disabled Pupils Home, Yaba. At each home he met with the management team of the home and shown around the facilities. He also met the children and spent some time with them.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State Governorship Candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode with one of the children at the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Surulere, Lagos during a visit to the Hospice on New Year’s day. With him are the Founder Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Mrs. Lola Adedoyin (left) and Mr. Ambode’s running mate and Secretary to the Lagos State Government Mrs. Idiat Oluranti Adebule
Akinwunmi Ambode was in the company of his running mate, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Idiat Adebule, the Director General of his campaign team, Chief Folusho Ologunde, the Deputy Director General of the Campaign team, Prince Adeniji Kazeem, former Chairman of Kosofe local government and APC candidate for Kosofe Constituency 2 of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Tunde Braimoh.
An experienced political tactician, public administrator and Vice-Chairman of the Lagos West Senatorial district of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Folusho Ologunde, has been appointed the Director General of the Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation.
According to a press statement by the media team of the campaign organisation, Chief Ologunde, who was also once the Deputy Publicity Director of the APC in Lagos State, will lead a team of seasoned and committed politicians and professionals to co-ordinate the activities towards the election of Akinwunmi Ambode as Governor of Lagos State in 2015.
The statement also announced Mr. Adeniji Kazeem as Deputy Director General of the campaign organisation. Mr. Kazeem is an experienced lawyer and consummate strategist.
Similarly, a former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of National Mirror newspaper, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, was named as Director of Media and Communication for the organisation.
The Chief Ologunde-led team will assist the Epe born candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, to intimate Lagosians with his manifesto of continuity and progress as well as co-ordinate the campaign that will witness a series of mega rallies, door to door activities and media outreach carefully designed to bring the message of Akinwunmi Ambode to every doorstep in Lagos.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), today donated 57 buses to the local governments and community development areas in Lagos State. The buses were handed over to the Party Chairmen of the 57 local governments to be used in the forthcoming elections.
The State Chairman of the Party, Chief Henry Ajomale, thanked the Governor for the massive gesture and assured him that the party would put the buses to good use. He assured party faithful that the party would leave no stone unturned to retain control of the State and continue in the tradition of excellence that the party is known for in the state.
Some of the donated buses
Many top party members were at the event including the All Progressives Congress Governorship Candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Other dignitaries at the handing over ceremony were the State Deputy Chairman of the APC, Cardinal James Odumbaku, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Abiodun Ogunleye, South West Women Leader, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, Chairman Lagos Central, Fuad Oki, Senator Tony Adefuye, top members of the Governor’s Advisory Council, Alhaji Sunmola, Chief Bushura Alebiosu and Oba Olatunji Hamzat.