The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has urged Lagosians to vote for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Party, Mr. Akin Ambode, to sustain the programmes of his administration.
Fashola, who spoke at the Lagos Sea Food Festival 2014 on Saturday, said supporting the candidate of the APC would also ensure that the state continued to enjoy good governance and high performance.
The governor stated that the 2014 edition of the festival would be his last as governor of the state.
He said, “I urge you all to support the new APC governorship candidate and make sure that the festival continues.
“You have a role to play; you have to register and you have to collect your Permanent Voter Cards and then you can use your vote to choose who you want.
“So, if you want this Sea Food Festival to be here next year; if you want Count Down to be here next year; if you want Beach Soccer to be here next year, the only way you can get them is to vote the government which is providing these activities in Lagos, the All Progressives Congress.”
Fashola said what his administration tried to do by instituting the festival was to bring the rural fishermen and women into the city once every year as the build-up to the end of year activities.
Other activities that would mark the end of the year, the governor said, included the Beach Soccer event, the Count Down and other Christmas festivities, which would lead to the New Year.
He said, “This has not been without the support of the people of Lagos. This is what we do with your taxes, empowering people; ordinary working people ─ farmers ─ giving them a chance to earn a living so that we can equalise the distribution of wealth so that everybody can have an opportunity and be a part of this democracy.”
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Cardinal Odunmbaku, has congratulated Ambode over his victory at the gubernatorial primaries of the party.
Odunmbaku said in a statement on Sunday that Ambode worked hard for his victory, urging APC members and all Lagosians to give him overwhelming support by voting him into power.
The statement read, “I congratulate Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for his victory at the primaries. It is important for other aspirants who contested against him to accept that in every contest, there will always be a winner.
“Our focus now should be how the party will become successful at the polls.”
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