Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode,has damned the national leader of the ALL Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, declaring on Wednesday his readiness to participate in Saturday’s primary election where members of the Lagos APC are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries.
This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, in which the governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council.
“As our great party approaches Saturday, September 29th, 2018, earmarked for the direct primary election to choose the candidate to fly our party’s gubernatorial flag at the next general election, I am happy to restate my commitment to participate in that process having procured and submitted my nomination form and having formally declared my intention to seek a second term to continue on the path of unprecedented growth and development that our State has witnessed since 2015,” the statement said.
Despite opposing his second term bid, Mr. Ambode neverthlessT thanked Tinubu, as well as party elders and executives, GAC members, all APC members and every Lagosian “whose support, understanding and prayers have assisted me in no small measures in being used as an instrument through which our State has redefined the concept of greatness”.
A return of the party’s ticket to Governor Ambode will guarantee the stability of the State’s growing economy; ensure the continuation of the growth and development it has witnessed over time and ensure that the opposition does not take root in the State, the statement added.
In a rare show of sportmanship, Governor Ambode congratulated the co-contestants for the courage and commitment to the party and urges party faithful to come out en masse and vote peacefully in all the 20 Local Governments and 245 wards where the election will take place.
Majority of Lagosians approve of the work Ambode has done as governor.