- Governor Ambode has expressed interest to run for second term
- The Lagos governor said he was not tired of performing for the state
- He thanked party leaders for the support given to him
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has expressed interest to run for a second term as governor of the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor made the official declaration on Monday, September 10, in Alausa.
Ambode recalled how he was called upon by Lagosians to come and serve the state four years ago and thanked them for their support.
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He said: “In the last three and a half years, I have fulfilled my promises to you to make Lagos work for all. With your support, we have made Lagos a better place and changed the face of our State. I did not do it alone; we did it together, because you believed.
“Our state has remained steadily prosperous because of your positive outlook. I urge you to always stay positive in your personal and communal lives and continue to aspire to great things.
Ambode who had earlier picked up the expression of interest form in Abuja thanked Chief Bola Tinubu and other party leaders for giving him the platform to contribute to the growth of Lagos.
According to the governor, a lot has been achievd in the state already but he said he was not tired to do more.
He said: “In these three and a half years as your governor, I have seen visible proof that we can achieve unbelievable things when we all come together with no more than our belief in our dreams.
“We achieved because you believed. But there is still a lot more to be done. But I am not daunted. I am not tired. And I am sure you feel the same way because we all envision a better Lagos, a Lagos of our dreams.
“So, I humbly call you again, to give me your support as I seek to continue with your mandate to steer the affairs of our State. I ask you to believe again and together, let’s achieve more."
Senator Gbenga Ashafa in his reaction said the governor has already been anointed by Tinubu already.
He said: “We are so proud to have Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as our governor. As the senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District which produced him even though he is for the whole of Lagos State and Nigeria, we are saying we are very happy to endorse him (Governor Ambode) for a second term on the instruction of our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
NAIJ.com had reported that Ambode, on Tuesday night, August 29, declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress' constitution supports both direct and indirect primaries.
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Ambode made this known at the end of the APC national caucus meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said: “The fact remains that the constitution of our party allows us to carry out our primaries and elections, using direct or indirect primaries."
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