Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, at two different fora at the weekend, continued his sustained campaign for his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), urging Lagosians to vote for its governorship candidate, Mr Akin Ambode, in order to sustain the programmes of the present administration.
It will be recalled that at several public fora and media interviews preceding the APC governorship primaries in the state, Governor Fashola had reiterated his conviction that he would support any of the candidates produced by the party primaries, adding that being product of the Lagos State Public Service system, any of the candidates who emerged would be able to carry on the task of sustaining the rapid development going on in the state since the return of democratic governance in 1999.
Speaking at the Lagos Sea Food Festival 2014 at the Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Governor Fashola said supporting the new candidate and the party would also ensure that the state would continue to enjoy the good governance and high performance attributes of the party, which had been variously demonstrated in all the states under its control.
Noting that the 2014 Annual Seafood Festival would mark his last as governor of the state, the governor declared: “I urge you all to support the new APC governorship candidate; support him, support the party and make sure that the festival continues.”
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Ambode, has reiterated his intention to open up Lagos State for a more conducive business environment and investment opportunities.
Ambode, who emerged as Lagos APC standard-bearer on Friday, with a landslide victory over 12 other aspirants in a keenly contested primary election, said a robust and rewarding business environment, as well as a conducive living condition with world-class social infrastructure for residents in every part of Lagos were his focus.