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S’South residents in Lagos pledge support for Ambode, Buhari


LEADERS of South-South people in Lagos have pledged to support Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the governorship standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming general elections. They hinged their decision on what they called laudable achievements of the APC-led administration in the state.

   Meanwhile, Ambode has urged the people of Lagos to vote massively for him in the forthcoming governorship election because he possesses the requisite experience to take Lagos to the next level. 

   He said his 27 years experience in the civil service which culminated as serving Lagos as the Accountant General will come in handy in facing the challenges of infrastructural and economic development in the face of a global economic challenges. 

   Just as the Amoji Women Association, Umoji, Anambra State, have embarked on massive mobilisation of women in Igboland to boost Buhari’s chances at the poll.

   They based their decision on the policy framework of Buhari and the APC, which dwells on transforming Nigeria in the areas of constant electricity supply, massive employment, good governance, investment opportunities and others. 

   Spokesperson of the group, Mrs. Bernadine Ifeoma Eloka, told journalists that they are mobilising more support for APC because they believe it is the right party with the right candidate to give Nigerians a better nation.

   Addressing the media shortly after their meeting in Surulere, the Lagos State chairman of South-South people in Lagos, Otunba Isaac Emiyede, said the ruling party in Lagos has made conscious efforts at relieving families of some financial burdens of educating their children particularly those with no means of livelihood, South-South residents inclusive.

   Emiyede stated: “If the South South people can extend to Buhari and Osinbajo, the same support they gave to Fashola, I know we will have much things to talk about in Nigeria because of better things that will come from their government.

   “So we as a people decided to follow the party, which has made Lagos a promised land because we who have seen the antecedents of the people in APC, we have seen that they have been performing. What has been affecting the country is corruption and insecurity and with Buhari and Osinbajo we believe that corruption will be a thing of the past.” 

   Another leader, Chief Steve Ageh, said the decision to declare public support for all APC candidates in the elections was reached on Sunday after a stakeholders’ meeting.

   They, therefore, promised to deliver about 70 percent of the over 1.6 million South-South people residents in the state.

   Also, the Lagos State Chapter of APC has condemned “President Jonathan’s open display of brazen impunity and financial recklessness during his five days visit to Lagos last week.”

   In a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, the party alleged “what happened in Lagos during the president’s visit is a shameful bazaar that is unprecedented in the history of Nigeria.” 

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