Ambode On BRT, Promises Better Life

Akinwunmi Ambode, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, on Saturday, campaigned on one of the bus rapid transit commuting between Ketu and Fadeyi in the Lagos metropolis.
He must have taken a cue from his party’s vice presidential candidate, Yemi Osibajo, a law professor, who solicited votes on one of the transit buses recently.
Akinwunmi’s bus campaign, as stated by his Director of Media and Communications, Steve Ayorinde, included prioritising transport system which he said was integral to the development of the state. Akinwunmi was quoted to have said the sector “deserves government’s attention and unflinching support at every given time.” Ambode also promised to develop sports, a statement made at a charity football match he attended in Ikorodu on the same day.
“Sports, entertainment and tourism are goldmines waiting to be tapped and taken to the next level in Lagos State,” he said.
Ambode added that “Lagos is creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and for citizens and corporate sector to pay their taxes.”
As part of his itinerary, Ambode reportedly visited other parts of the state, and was a special guest at a private event organised by the January 9 Collectives held at the  MUSON Centre, Onikan, on the Lagos Island.
The event was the association’s 3rd annual lecture, in which Ambode said he was qualified to sustain the legacy of outgoing Governor Babatunde Fashola.  Ambode in the statement said,  “Lagos has witnessed a record of excellence service in the past 15 years and the more than 17 million people living and working in Africa’s largest city-state deserves a tested hand who will continue in that tradition of excellence.
“The governor that Lagos State deserves at this period of our continued growth and development is a man with a track record of performance and excellence; a man who is tested, who understands governance and is an experienced administrator who will not experiment with the resources and growth template of this state.”
He also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure all registered voters in the state get their Permanent Voter Cards, and those unable to get theirs be allowed to vote with their temporary voter cards.

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