- Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed his readiness to participate in the governorship primary election
- The governorship primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos state is scheduled for Saturday, September 29
- Ambode expressed gratitude to the national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, party elders and executives, GAC members, all APC members and every Lagosian
Goverbor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state on Wednesday, September 26, expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s primary election where members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the state are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries.
In a statement issued by the commissioner for information and strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, said the governor is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos state and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council.
The statement read: “As our great party approaches Saturday, September 29th, 2018, earmarked for the direct primary election to choose the candidate to fly our party’s gubernatorial flag at the next general election, I am happy to restate my commitment to participate in that process having procured and submitted my nomination form and having formally declared my intention to seek a second term to continue on the path of unprecedented growth and development that our State has witnessed since 2015."
Ambode expressed profound gratitude to the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; party elders and executives; GAC members; all APC members and every Lagosian “whose support, understanding and prayers have assisted me in no small measures in being used as an instrument through which our State has redefined the concept of greatness”.
The statement added that the governor is approaching the founding fathers and teeming members of the party with a “grateful heart, open arms and a pledge to open and deeper attention to the concerns of this one, big family”.
It added that a return of the party’s ticket to Governor Ambode will guarantee the stability of the state’s growing economy; ensure the continuation of the growth and development it has witnessed over time and ensure that the opposition does not take root in the state.
The statement congratulates the governor’s co-contestants for the courage and commitment to the party and urges party faithfuls to come out en masse and vote peacefully in all the 20 Local Governments and 245 wards where the election will take place
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Legit.ng previously reports that the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, September 18, inaugurated a seven-member committee to screen aspirants for the October 4 state assembly primary.
Tunde Balogun, the state chairman of the party, inaugurated the committee at the ACME road secretariat of the party.
The members of the committee include: former deputy-governor of the state, Femi Pedro; the commissioner for health, Jide Idris; a party chieftain, Wale Oshun; and member of the party’s Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Abayomi Finnih.
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