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Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly and Governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, on Sunday presented his 10-point agenda to residents of Lagos State.
Ikuforiji presented the agenda while declaring his governorship ambition to party members at the Lagos Television (LTV) Blue Roof in Ikeja.
“A few weeks ago, I told my friends and staff in the Lagos State House of Assembly that I will be running for governor.
“I am, by the grace of God, the longest-serving speaker, not just in Lagos, but in Nigeria’s history.
“My dear people of Lagos, I believe that the time has come for us to consolidate the gains of good governance.
“The time has come for us to re-articulate the vision of the founding fathers of Lagos, and re-energise the people of this great city.
“I intend to build on the achievements of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Gov. Babatunde Fashola, to make Lagos a truly global city.
“I am also presenting my agenda for the transformation of Lagos – My 10-point Cardinal Programme.
“I believe, when implemented, this will consolidate the gains of the past, as well as help us to build a new future that will make Lagos as global city.
“My 10-point Cardinal Programme connects all the critical areas of the political, economic and social lives, and provides ange of ideas with some of the finest brains that our Lagos can boast of,” the speaker said.
“Lagos will constitute the heartbeat of the continent in the 21st Century and I believe that our state has all that it takes to play this role.
“I am convinced that we can make it happen for Lagos, under my leadership.
“As a technocrat and a widely-travelled politician, I will contribute my quota to the charting of a new trajectory for Lagos by ensuring that our politics is devoid of rancour.
“I will ensure that even to the most politically aloof Lagos resident, politics will be attractive and would no longer perceived as a dirty game characterized by nepotism,
“Our schools in Lagos will be restored to their former glory and I will not rest until LASU is one of the top 500 universities in the world.
“I am in this race to make a difference; my conscience tells me this is the best time to do the will of God for Lagos.
“I am well placed to lead this new phase in the history of Lagos and with the strength of character that I have shown, particularly since I was elected in 2003 as a member of the house and Speaker since 2005