Akinwunmi Ambode, the man considered to have been anointed by Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos governor and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in his acceptance speech has said that APC must be returned to power.
Akinwunmi Ambode, the man considered to have been anointed by Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos governor and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress
He defeated more than 10 other candidates to get the APC gubernational ticket.
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While speaking Ambode urged APC members to “move quickly to retain the party APC in the column of the progressives by returning the APC to power in Lagos. The task ahead of is daunting, but surmountable. We have only just commenced the first phase of the execution of our political agenda. The next phase beckons. We must all work together to usher APC back into power in Lagos state.
He promised never to waiver or fail, to energize and mobilize teeming supporters in the next phase of the struggle.
Ambode told fellow Nigerians that victory was made possible by the people. “It is a victory for Lagosians and for democracy,” he said.
The gubernational aspirant thanked all the delegates.
He added, “Our party has demonstrated to all that we are a party of great minds and democratic ideals. The flag of the party that you have handed over to me I accept with a deep sense of history, knowing fully well that Lagos deserves nothing but the best in terms of good governance and dynamic development. We have a legacy to build upon. We have a challenge to meet and speedily too. The responsibility belongs to all of us. Let us put aside the disappointment of yesterday and embrace the opportunity of today. Not forgetting that the future begins today. We must never forget that the future of Lagos is bigger than the summation of our ambitions.”
It was reported earlier that four people were reportedly killed on Tuesday following the aftermath of the House of Assembly primary held by the Lagos State chapter of the APC.