Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday urged people of Edo State to troop out and vote for the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in the State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for continuity of people-friendly policies and programmes.
Speaking at the grand rally of the APC held at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Governor Ambode said Edo, being the heartbeat of the South-South region, has all it takes to become another Lagos, but the people must do their part by voting for Obaseki to build on the monumental successes recorded in the last seven and half years by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Governor Ambode, who is the Chairman of APC National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election, said without any controversy, Edo State under Governor Oshiomhole had witnessed the best developmental progress more than any other period in the last 17 years, saying that a vote for APC in the coming election would be another sure way to greater progress.
According to him, “Governor Oshiomhole has laid the right foundation for progressive governance. He has been responsive, progressive and totally committed to the needs of the people. We in the APC have shown through our actions and campaigns that the only way forward is to vote for continuity of the successes. It is very clear that the continuity of APC government is the sure way to greater progress.”
Speaking on the secret of the success story of Lagos, Governor Ambode said since 1999, Lagosians have been voting for continuity and the results were evident for everyone to see, adding that people of Edo should take a cue from the development and vote Obaseki to use his financial expertise to turn around the State for good.
He said: “Lagosians voted for continuity last year and we are all witnesses to the progress we are recording in Lagos. We have been voting for continuity since 1999 in Lagos and the results are very clear for everyone to see. Edo State can be another Lagos. The State has all the potentials to be great. It is in the heart of commerce and economic greatness.
“You all need Godwin Obaseki now. He will bring his financial expertise to turn Edo State around for the better. People ask me what is the secret of our progressive governance in Lagos and I tell them It is very simple, in the last 16 years till May 2015, we were in opposition whereby we had PDP at the centre and Lagos in APC.
“Ever since May 2015 that we aligned with our great party – APC at the centre, President Muhammadu Buhari has been going out of his way to support our dreams and aspirations for Lagos. Edo State cannot and should not throw away this key success secret. You must vote APC come Saturday 10th September.
“I know Godwin Obaseki, he is people-friendly, he is reliable, he is trustworthy, above all, he is has the fear of God,” Governor Ambode said.
The rally, which attracted thousands of party faithful, was attended by President Buhari, governors of APC, members of the Federal Executive Council, political bigwigs in the APC across the federation, market men and women, artisans, youths, among many others.
Updated by Kofo Babalola