Akinwunmi Ambode Has Made Me Proud — Says Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday commended Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode for the successes he has recorded in the last 14 months he assumed office, saying that the governor has made him proud.

Tinubu also commended the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule and the entire team of the state government for supporting the governor to achieve so much within a little time.

He made the remark at the party secretariat in Lagos where the governor met with local government and ward chairmen of the party.

“I was with President Muhammadu Buhari for about two hours yesterday (Thursday) and Governor Ambode was not there when we were discussing generally about the problem of Nigeria. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo got up and spoke glowingly of the Governor and my head was swelling. I became even more proud of him,” he said.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Haruna, appreciated Tinubu’s compliment and equally thanked party leaders and members of the party for supporting him so far, adding that the support had contributed to the successes recorded by his administration. He enjoined them to remain committed and loyal to the ideals of the party as well as the leadership of the party.

Ambode urged the residents to approach the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the state for their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to enable them participate in future elections, adding that it was important for residents who are yet to collect their PVCs to approach the electoral body, as the process of distribution of the cards has begun in earnest.

“There is an INEC exercise going on now in which they are distributing voters’ card to those who are yet to collect. Many people are not even aware of the development and I like to use this medium to appeal to our party members to go and collect their PVCs.

“I want to encourage all of us that we should now take the exercise seriously because that is the beginning of the framework of the elections yet to come. This is an appeal both to our members who are here and those who are not here. The APC, as from Monday, will also start massive mobilization and sensitization of the public towards the exercise.

Once again, I want to thank all party leaders and members. I have said it before that we must follow our leaders and I am saying it again. We need to support and abide by whatever directive or direction our National Leader is asking us to go,” the Governor said.

Among those present at the meeting include Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule; Chairman, APC Lagos State, Otunba Henry Ajomale; former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye; Party Chieftain, Prince Tajudeen Olusi; Senator representing Lagos East at the Upper Legislative Chamber, Gbenga Ashafa; Southwest APC Women Leader, Chief Mrs Kemi Nelson; Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun, among others.


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