The Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG) has advised supporters of the Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to go to their respective domains and work for the emergence of the first-term governor seeking a renewal of his mandate thorugh the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Ambode has been facing a stiff opposition from members of his party, who have vowed not to allow him win the ticket for the 2019 election in the state.
Speaking at the Ikeja GRA headquarters of the AMSG, the Director-General of the group, Hon. Sulaimon Akeem admonished supporters to return home and canvass for votes in peaceful manner that will make everybody happy at the end of the primary election.
He said, “We know that primaries will be coming up on sunday and in an election environment like this, it is necessary to get prepared. Therefore, in prepring for this election, we the supporters of His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode have gathered here today on how to approach the election.
Sulaimon also hinted that the disagreement between the governor and his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had been resolved.
“We give glory to God for today and also thank the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who graciously and with the wisdom that God blessed him with, facilitated the first term of Ambode and in terms of promises made to the electorate in Lagos State, he has not disappointed.
“For the good job that he has done in the state, we are equally very happy and of course highly appreciative of the fact that our National Leader and party leaders have equally considered that His Excellency should run for a second term.”
On his part, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan said the endorsements of governor Ambode has continued despite the challenges.
“The composition here is not just for Conference 57 alone, Sole Administrators who presided over local governments at different times are also here fully in support and appreciation of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
“The lowest level of the architecture of governance in Lagos State is the Ward and it will interest you to announce the presence of Hon. Sola Osobajo, who is the chairman of all the Ward Chairmen in the APC in Lagos State.” He said.