27th September, 2010
The bid for a second term in office of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has received aÂ boost as leaders and eminent personalities of Lagos Island recently endorsed hisÂ candidature.
The Governor has begun his campaign with his posters flooding the entire state. He isÂ seeking re-election under the Action Congress of Nigeria
The leaders say their resolve to support him was based on the distinguished performanceÂ of the governor, which according to them, are unrivalled
They argued that he has been able to transform the state to an enviable height sinceÂ assumption of office.
The decision, taken at a meeting on Lagos Island recently, had in attendance some membersÂ of the State Executive Council and party leaders representing the local government at theÂ state and national levels.
Sources at the meeting also said the supporters were happy with the governor’s policiesÂ which had resulted in infrastructure development, job creation, improved security ofÂ lives and properties, enhanced quality of education, sports development, positiveÂ engagement of the youths, fair and equitable distribution of developmental projects inÂ the state.
They added that Fashola had given hope to the present generation that things would beÂ better given the right leadership.
The motion for the support and endorsement of Fasholaâ€™s candidacy for the second term wasÂ moved by Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele and seconded by Alhaji Mutiu Are. The motion wasÂ unanimously supported by all the 28 party leaders in attendance, a source at the meetingÂ said.
Other party and community leaders present at the meeting included Hon Oyinlomo Danmole,Â the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts, who is also aspiringÂ to contest for the Senate in Lagos Central Senatorial District, Dr Adedolapo Badru andÂ Special Adviser Youth and Social Development and Mr. Mutiu Are, a leader of the party inÂ the area.
The meeting further resolved to work with other like minds within and outside the LagosÂ Island for the emergence of Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola as candidate of the party and hisÂ re-election as the Governor of the State for a second term.