The Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has joined millions of Lagosians and Nigerians to rejoice with His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode [image above] for consolidating his victory at the polls on Saturday, April 11 Governorship elections at the Supreme Court on Tuesday October 20 2015.
In a statement issued in Lagos by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr Joe Igbokwe, the party says the Apex Court’s verdict has proved at once and beyond reasonable doubt that Governor Ambode won the Governorship elections fair and square, defeating Mr Jimi Agbaje of PDP with more 160,000 votes.
“We celebrate with Governor Ambode because it could have been worse for us and Nigeria. Had the PDP succeeded in stealing the presidency on March 28 2015, they would have used the Army, Police, DSS, Civil Defence, OPC,, Afenifere and anything they can lay their hands on to steal Lagos by force”
“We thank God Almighty for giving us victory both at the national and state levels in spite of brazen impunity and injustice, intimidation, harassment, oppression, suppression, repression, political recklessness and abuse of power.”
“The resounding victory from the Apex court tells us in no uncertain terms that Lagosians have not forgotten how AD, AC, ACN and now APC transformed Lagos in the last 16 years and made the city the fastest growing cosmopolitan city state in Africa, the fourth largest economy in Africa with Gross Domestic Product of more than 135 Billion US Dollars.”
“Lagosians have not forgotten how we cleaned up Lagos and made it a livable city. They have not forgotten how we made Lagos a Safe Haven for business activities to thrive. They have not forgotten how we built the most formidable Security Architecture in Lagos to protect lives and property of 25 million Lagosians.”
“Lagosians are yet to forget how we made Lagos a world destination in the past 16 years. They have seen us striving hard to improve the status of Lagos and today the city is no longer a jungle as the Former President Obasanjo once described it to be, it is now a clean and secure Lagos that is fast surpassing the global acceptable minimum standard of a mega city.”
“The Supreme Court Verdict is yet another call to duty and we know that His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode possesses the required skills, training, experience, character, discipline and the energy to consolidate the gains of the past 16 years.”
“As a bean counter, he has hit the ground running, restructuring and repositioning critical institutions in Lagos. He has been busy embarking on reforms of the Lagos Accounting Systems, judicial and the security architecture. He has been working on how to create millions of jobs for Lagosians and how to upgrade the inner roads in Lagos.”
“The APC government in Lagos will not lower the bar of leadership but will continue to show the way forward for other states in Nigeria. Lagos will continue to provide the template for development. Lagos will continue to be a pacesetter, the harbinger of progress, the leading light and power house of ideas in the years to come”
LAGOS APC PUB. SEC.