Members of the Lagos State Vulcanizers Association (LSVA) today paid a solidarity visit to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, at his Gbagada Campaign office. The Association, led by their Chairman, Prince Abdul-Rasheed Adeyemi, stated that the meeting was intended to state their full support for the gubernatorial candidacy of Mr. Ambode ahead of the April 11 elections. “Our members will vote for Mr. Ambode to become the next Executive Governor of Lagos state. We are ready to support continuity of good governance in Lagos”, stated Prince Abdul-Rasheed Adeyemi.
They however solicited for an appropriate recognition of their association by the State government. Akinwunmi Ambode, while thanking them for the show of support, assured them he would address the issue when voted into power. He said “The kind of recognition we will give you and other artisans in Lagos state involves empowerment and engagement that will boost your productivity”. Ambode further stated that “We will create befitting and accessible work spaces for your members. We already have something known as a U-BOX, a mobile utility-box designed specifically for the work of a vulcanizer. This and other empowerment programmes have been created to make you all productive at work and prosperous”.
The visit by the vulcanizers adds to the increasing number of endorsements received by Akinwunmi Ambode by different segments of the society in the run up to the April 11, 2015 elections.