• Vow to give the governor the highest votes in the country
A Lagos-based socio-political group, Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard (IEV) has said it is prepared to make Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, a politician with the highest number of votes in the country.
It vowed to mobilise five million votes in the forthcoming governorship election to achieve this.
It said such massive vote is the only way to appreciate the good works of the governor who has taken development strides to all the nooks and crannies of the state.
Speaking at enlightenment rally organised by the group for the Ikorodu Division which held at the Lagos Ferry Terminal, Ipakodo, in Ikorodu, the Chairman Lagos State Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) Alhaji Tajudeen Babatunde Rotinwa said the massive support Governor Ambode has been receiving across the state is a testimony to his sterling good works.
Rotinwa, who is the IEV Divisional Coordinator, said the rally was to mobilise massive support for the governor abd to drum the awareness for the collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC), a prerequisite to actual casting of votes.
He said: “We in the Ikorodu Division are happy and we have come together to unanimously endorse his candidacy for a second term in office. To demonstrate our commitment, we are prepared to mobilise five million votes across the state for his candidacy. The reason is not far fetched, for the first time, phenomenal developments are going on across all the divisions in the state. The governor is not only building roads and bridges, he is building schools, hospitals, and generating employment at a time the national economy is comatose.”
The IEV State Coordinator Seyi Samuel said the group, established last year, with branches in all the 20 local governments areas and 37 local development council areas is poised to mobilise heavily for Akinwunmi Ambode.
“Our mandate is to ensure massive vote cast for the governor and we are committed to make him create a new record as the politician with the largest number of votes in the country. We are in Ikorodu to ensure that not only did the people know what the governor has done and is doing, but to mobilise them to collect their PVC.”
He charged all APC chieftains embark on door-to-door campaign to drum support for governor, who has taken inclusive governance to a new dimension and has put the massesof the people at the centre of his policies and programmes.
Party faithful from Ikorodu Central, Ikorodu West, Ijede LCDA, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Ikorodu North and Imota LCDA all of which composed the Ikorodu Division had trooped into the venue as early as 9am, dancing, singing and merry making all in celebrative mood for the right choice of supporting the second term ambition of the governor.
Among top brass politician at the event are; Rev R.A Oguntuase, former Head of Service in the state’s civil service Prince Segun Ogunlewe, publisher of Oriwu Sun Alhaji Monsur Olowosago, and Chairman of Ijede LCDA Comrade Salisu Fatiu Jimoh.
Others are; Alhaji babatunde Awobajo, Eng Segun Adeneyin, Chairman Ikorodu West LCDA Princess Jumoke Jimbo, and Apex Women Leader of the APC Mrs Bisi Onala, among others.