Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday stated his administration has kept faith with the electioneering campaign promises made to Lagosians, assuring that the State would witness quantum leap in infrastructural development in 2017.
Speaking at the grand finale of the campaign of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s bye-election for Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives, Governor Ambode assured that no electoral promise made by him would go unfulfilled, saying that he had operated under that principle ever since assuming office and remained committed to fulfilling all pledges and doing even more.
Governor Ambode, who thanked all those who believed in him and voted for him, said the government has faithfully carried out the promise of transforming the communities and running an all inclusive administration where no one is left behind.
He said it was evidently clear to all that Lagos is working, saying that the pledge to transform the communities, among others, has been fulfilled and still ongoing.
“I like to start by thanking you for believing in us; thank you for believing in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The past, the present and the future belong to all of you and so far that we are all working together, we know that Ojokoro and Ifako-Ijaiye will move forward and there will be tremendous progress in this community.
“I just want to promise you that this government that you have seen what we have done in the last 18 months, we have not started anything yet. As you are aware, we just presented the 2017 budget to the House of Assembly but I tell you what you will see in Lagos by this time next year, you will not believe the progress that Lagos will make.
“This is the best State in Nigeria and we don’t make promises that we cannot fulfill. We will even do more than we have promised,” the Governor said, adding that his administration will commence the construction of Ifako-Ijaiye Stadium within the first quarter of 2017.
The House of Representative seat became vacant following the death of the former lawmaker representing the constituency, Dr Elijah Adewale, while Akinwunmi Olaitan Nurudeen emerged as the APC candidate for the bye-election after a keenly contested primary.
The Governor also commiserated with the family of Dr Adewale over the painful loss of their father, and thanked them and all the leaders in the constituency for the massive support given to his administration and the party.
Governor Ambode, who equally vouched for the candidate of the party (Akinwunmi), urged the people to troop out in droves on Saturday to vote for the APC candidate for more dividends of democracy.
Also speaking at the rally, Senator representing Lagos West at the Senate, Olamilekan Adeola Solomon, urged the people of the constituency to vote for Akinwunmi who, according to him, is well experienced to give quality representation.
Solomon, who alluded to the numerous projects ongoing in the State including the Abule-Egba flyover, pleaded with the people to continue to support the APC government in the State.
At the rally, the candidates of Action Alliance (AA), Yussuf Olawale Abdulfatai and that of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Michael Adebayo also stepped down from the Saturday’s election, and urged their supporters and the people to vote for the APC candidate.