11th February, 2018
Ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election, the Badagry division of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday threw its weight behind the re-election bid of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office.
The division is made up of four Local Government Areas namely : Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Amuwo -Odofin, Ojo, Badagry and six Local Council Development Areas – Iba, Oriade, Ifelodun, Oto-Awori, Badagry West, and Olorunda.
Mr Rabiu Oluwa, Chairman of the division made the declaration in what he described as an unprecedented all inclusive governance that had scaled up infrastructure development..
Oluwa said that Ambode was adopted as its sole candidate because of his achievements in the past three years.
He said that the governor’s total dedication to duty coupled with the enormous developmental projects and his desire to make the state a better place to live, had automatically earned him a second term in office.
”Gov. Ambode’s unimaginable performance and commendable zeal for developmental projects have been visible in every nook and crannies of the state, especially in Badagry division.
”In this division, we benefited in the programmes and policies of Gov. Ambode led-administration. This is why we are declaring out support for his re-election so that he can continue to make our division and Lagos an enviable state, ” he said.
Oluwa urged residents to be part of the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC)., adding that their voter’s card remains their weapon with which they can use to support continuity of good government
” You have to register as a voter to be eligible to vote. We must take it seriously to make sure our names are in the voters register. Go to the polling centre to collect your PVC.
”I am calling on residents in Badagry division to enroll en masse and be in a position to vote in credible candidates such as Gov. Ambode. It is our collective civic responsibility, ” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the LGA and LCDA Chairmen, Mr Abdul-Fatai Ajidagba of Ajeromi-Ifelodun said that Ambode’s performance in office had made the state a reference point in the comity of States in Nigeria.
Ajidagba urged his colleagues to mobilise support for the governor’s re-election in 2019.
”Talk about commerce and industry, good health care delivery, good roads across the state, quality education and prompt payment of workers’ salaries and arrears.
”In our division too we can see the records, the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Badagry Deep Sea port and other road projects. These are some of the things that placed the governor ahead of his contemporaries nationwide, ” he said.
Lukman Ajibola, Youth leader of the division said that youths of the state are soaring higher because of Ambode’s youths friendly government and called for all hands to be on deck in ensuring that the governor was re-elected.
Also speaking, leader of the Arewa group in the area, Muhammed Sani Yaya who led members of the Hausa community to the event said his people supported the move to endorse the governor for the second tenure ticket because of his hardwork and love for all Lagosians irrespective of their tribes or religions, noting that the governor has proved himself to be a detribalized Nigerian and highly focused leader who is commited to the growth of his society.
In the same way, the Igbo group in the area also came out to support the joint endorsement of the governor. Chairman of the Igbo group in the division Barrister Uche Ubochi commended the governor for his leadership quality, noting that the governor through hardwork has made Lagos state a template for measuring development. In the country. He added that various innovations introduced by the governor has added value to good governance and rendered the state a tourist destination
Receiving the endorsement letter on behalf of Ambode, the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule said that Badagry was an important and most populated division in the state.
”Population is what drives election and Badagry division has the population, therefore, this endorsement means a lot to the governor.
”The endorsement will motivate him to continue to prioritise the growth and development of the state as well as continue making the needs of the residents top issue, ” she said.