Endorsement festival involving several political and social groups declaring their support for Governor Akinwumi Ambode to contest for second term has continued in Lagos State.
Members of the House of Representatives from Lagos State had penultimate week visited the governor to declare his endorsement to seek re-election for second term in 2019. At the weekend, the three Senators from the state also visited the governor to reveal their endorsement of Ambode for second term.
Chairmen of the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of Lagos State on Sundayjoined the league of endorsers when they unanimously endorsed Governor Ambode for a second term in office.
After a meeting with the Governor at Lagos House, iAlausa, Ikeja, the Council chiefs said their decision to support Governor Ambode for another term was on account of the need to allow him continue with the massive infrastructural renewal and transformation of all parts of the State.
The Governor had in recent time received series of endorsements for a second term in office from critical stakeholders and sectors in the State.
The Chairmen, who spoke through the Chairman of Conference of LGs and LCDAs in the State, Hon Omolola Essien, said the achievements of the Governor in office so far were visible to all.
Essien, who is also the Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, said the unanimous endorsement of the Governor was the second time the council chiefs would be doing such having earlier endorsed him individually.
“We the Chairmen of the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) of Lagos State are all here to reaffirm our endorsement of our Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for second term.
“Our decision to support him for another term in office is based on the fact that he has performed extremely well; we can all see that everything that he has done in Lagos State, no other state has been able to do that.
“He has done very well and there is still continuation of a lot of things to be done which the Governor is actively implementing. We are here reaffirming our position because we have already endorsed him before now,” Essien declared.
Chairman of Bariga LCDA, Hon Kolade David Alabi, also remarked that the achievements of the Governor so far in office were evident for everyone to see, adding that the decision to support him was to allow continuity of the good works.
“We are all here today and we have resolved to endorse Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for second term in office; he has performed creditably well and what he has done is what the legal people call res ipsa loquitur that is the fact speaks for itself. Everywhere in Lagos there is construction work going on and of course we have to give him another four years to consolidate on what he has done since assuming office.
“So, we have all resolved to endorse him for second term. This is our second time of endorsing the Governor; we have done that first simultaneously in all the 57 councils and we are here again to unanimously endorse him for second term,” Alabi said.