Ambode Pledges To Change ‘The 60 Years History’ Of Lagos

Ambode Pledges To Change ‘The 60 Years History’ Of Lagos

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FILE: Akinwunmi Ambode at the occasion of his declaration as All Progressives Congress Governorship Candidate for Lagos State on October 24, 2014 | YNaija

Lagos State governor-elect, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday, April 12, 2015 declared that his emergence as the winner of the just concluded polls marks the beginning of social and moral contracts in addition to a change in 60 years history of the state.

L-R: Mrs Bolanle Ambode; Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, APC Governor Elect for Lagos State; Henry Ajomale, APC Chairman, Lagos, and Deputy Governor Elect for APC; Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, celebrating after Ambode was declared winner of the just concluded polls in the state governorship election held at Party Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos state, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Photo Credit: Vanguard)

He made the declaration in an acceptance speech after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared him the winner.

Contrary to the death threat by Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Ambode stated that no resident would be victimized for voting his opponent, Jimi Agabaje of the People Democratic Party, PDP.

Ambode stated that his victory at the polls was an outstanding feat.

He said, “By affirming your faith in the APC and in me, you have, for the first time in 60years, married progressive governance at the national level with progressive government at the state level.

“I am humbled that you have placed your trust and faith in me. The love of this state and our common belief in what we can accomplish, our belief in what this state already is, and in what it is destined to become binds us together in a social and moral contract of high purpose.

“I shall honor that contract with every fiber of my being.  This day I pledge to you that I shall devote myself to bringing even greater prosperity, growth and development to every inch of this state, that I shall build on the legacy and progress of the Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola administrations, I shall bring the best of Lagos into my government and I shall make you proud and glad that you chose me as your next governor.’’

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