The re-election of Akinwumi Ambode as Lagos state governor for second term appeared to have secured more weight as chairmen of 20 local government areas (LGAs) and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) in the state thrown their weight behind him.
The council chiefs endorsed Ambode for second term in office at a meeting they held with the governor at Lagos House in Alausa, attributing their decision to the need for him (Ambode) to continue with the massive infrastructural renewal and transformation of all parts of the state.
Ambode had in recent time received series of endorsements for a second term in office from critical stakeholders and sectors in the state.
Conveying the resolution of the chairmen, Hon. Omolola Essien, who is the chairman of the Conference of LGAs and LCDAs, said it took the decision considering the achievements of the governor in office, which they noted, so far were visible to all, adding that no state could match the level of development witnessed under Ambode leadership.
“We the Chairmen of the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) of Lagos State are all here to reaffirm our endorsement of our Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for second term,” Mr. Essien, who is also the chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government noted.
“Our decision to support him for another term in office is based on the fact that he has performed extremely well; we can all see that everything that he has done in Lagos State, no other state has been able to do that.
“He has done very well and there is still continuation of a lot of things to be done which the Governor is actively implementing. We are here reaffirming our position because we have already endorsed him before now.”
In a similar tone, the chairman of Bariga LCDA, Hon. Kolade David Alabi, said the achievements of the governor so far in office were evident for everyone to see, adding that the decision to support him was to allow continuity of the good works.
“We are all here today and we have resolved to endorse Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for second term in office; he has performed creditably well and what he has done is what the legal people call res ipsa loquitur that is the fact speaks for itself,” he averred.
“Everywhere in Lagos there is construction work going on and of course we have to give him another four years to consolidate on what he has done since assuming office.
“So, we have all resolved to endorse him for second term. This is our second time of endorsing the Governor; we have done that first simultaneously in all the 57 councils and we are here again to unanimously endorse him for second term,” Alabi said.