- Akinwumi Ambode has been hailed for his performance as the Lagos state governor by a Professor of political science
- Femi Otubanjo eulogised the Lagos governor whose tenure winds down in May
- The university don said Ambode brought changes to Lagos and for that history will be kind to him
A Professor of political science, Prof. Femi Otubanjo, on Friday, April 12, said that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode brought changes to the development of Lagos state.
Otubanjo, the dean of faculty of arts, management and social sciences at Chrisland University, Abeokuta, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
NAN reports Ambode lost his bid for a second term during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who became the party’s candidate in the March 9 governorship election. Sanwo-Olu will succeed Ambode on May 29.
Ambode’s predecessors, Babatunde Fashola, and Bola Tinubu spent two terms of four years each in office as governor of Lagos state.
Otubanjo said" ”Lagos state has been very lucky to have had continuous good governance right from the second term of Senator Bola Tinubu ‘s administration as governor of Lagos state.
“The first four years of Tinubu was rocky with political issues. His second term was a developmental administration because he began to lay the foundation of a new Lagos which was continued by former governor Raji Fashola on almost a radical sphere.
“I’m happy that Governor Ambode continued on that path. Unfortunately he had not the chance to do a second term to consolidate his first term. Given his first term, it is obvious that he is a good governor with good ideas and he has put some infrastructure in place that history will be kind to remember him."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Lagos lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh, had described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a “quintessential statesman, clairvoyant articulator, cerebral aggregator, ingenious evaluator and dexterous administrator.”
Braimoh, the chairman of Lagos state House of Assembly committee on judiciary, human rights, public petition and LASIEC, said Tinubu remained a trailblazer.
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