Akinwunmi Ambode received a homely welcome today as his consultation tour visited Somolu/Bariga and Kosofe LGAs. The instant acceptance of the candidacy in both LGAs confirmed their familiarity and identification with Akinwunmi Ambode’s aspirations, quality and personality.
Akinwunmi Ambode, who again extolled the supremacy of party policies and structure, appreciated the support given to his intention to serve the state further. He promised total loyalty to their desires and wishes as far as they are in tune with good governance and the overall good of Lagos State.
Speaking on behalf of the Somolu-Bariga leaders, Alhaji Sakirudeen Denge Anifowose had nothing but prayers for Akinwunmi Ambode to ensure victory for his candidacy both at the primaries and in the general election, while also assuring him of the total support of the LGA at the party primaries.
In addition, a former Chairman of the LGA, Gbolahan Bagostowe urged Mr. Ambode, who he called the “incoming governor”, to place importance on youth empowerment in the LGA, while Mrs. Yinka Osinubi urged him to increase women participation in his cabinet.
Other leaders who were present to show solidarity included Alhaji M.A Osiyemi, Chief Bashorun Asenuga, Elder Omoniyi, Hon.Omorotimi Abiru, Mr. Femi Taiwo, Apostle Peter Oyewusi, Pa Mabinuori Daudu, Hon. Bolaji Ariyoh, Hon. Omoyele Sulaimon, among others.
Akinwunmi Ambode’s first stop at Kosofe LGA were the homes of two apex party leaders, Otunba Bushura Alebiosu and Alhaji S.A Sunmola. The two elders embraced Akinwunmi Ambode’s candidacy, with Otunba Bushura urging him to carry everybody in the party along and prevent infighting. Chief Sunmola hailed Akinwunmi Ambode’s intention as an excellent one that surely has the support of the party’s leadership.
The crowd of supporters gathered from Agboyi-Ketu, Ikosi-Isheri and Kosofe LCDAs to greet Akinwunmi Ambode’s consultation tour at Kosofe LGA was impressive. Amidst the crowd were past and present LG and LCDA chairmen and chairpersons, ward excos, group leaders, royal fathers, the teeming party faithful and a host of well-wishers.
Akinwunmi Ambode addressed them re-stating his selfless desire to serve the state and give governance back to the people. He also promised to work with the party leadership to create a well-structured welfare package for the good of the party faithful and all Lagosians. He described Lagos state as a building with a strong foundation laid by the APC government upon which he would build a world-class state. He said he wanted to be entrusted with the mandate to continue the good work which has already been started on this project called Lagos state.
The Onikosi of Ikosi land, Oba Samuel Alamu wrapped up the tour with royal blessings for Akinwunmi Ambode and his guber intentions, while he strongly urged the people not to sell their votes.