11th March, 2011
Chief Tunde Fanimokun, the pioneer chairman of British International School, BIS, will again vie for the governorship seat of Lagos State on the platform of the African Liberation Party, LAP, in the April election.
The administrator and technocrat, while speaking on why he is seeking the people’s mandate on the platform of the new party, said the ALP is a unique organisation that cuts across party lines.
â€œThe ALP came into existence on 1 August, 2009. It is meant to play different and revolutionary roles. It has no recognition for ethnic bias and it is meant to support the aspiration of people who have no political base or people who can be grouped as independent candidates and they are starting with Lagos as an experiment.
â€œIn the course of their search for the best candidate, they opted for me to champion the course of people of Lagos State. They believe things are not being done the right way in the state,â€ said the former PermanentÂ Secretary in the Lagos State Public Service, where he served for 16 years.
The management consultant said further that, â€œthey also believe Lagos State is the nerve centre of Nigeria’s economy. It is a mini Nigeria. It is the economic, political and financial centre of Nigeria. As they told me during an interview, they are relying on my inside knowledge of what I have done before in government.
According to the former ACN and PDP chieftain, â€œthe ALP is a unique party that mean business and behind them are so many big financiers who are asking for nothing other than giving back to the society what they have gained. In my manifesto, I am bringing back metro line and will build the fourth mainland bridge. The party is unique, revolutionary and recognises Lagos State as the centre of excellence.