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Monday, 12 March 2018


Ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election, the Badagry division of Women Development Forum, on Saturday threw its overdue support for the re-election bid of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office.
Hon. Seyi Bamigbade, Coordinator General of Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard who was at the Endorsement of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Continuity and Inauguration of the Women Forum in the Division, described Governor Ambode's government ss an unprecedented all-inclusive governance that has scaled up infrastructural development to ensure the Lagos Mega city status.
Bamigbade said the New Tax Policy is for the development of all Lagosians and urge all to continue supporting and cooperating with the Lagos State Government, and not to allow enemies of progress to set back the progress, through a do or die politics.
Princess Sewede Pot-Balogun, Coordinator of the Women Forum, said that Ambode was adopted as its sole candidate because of his achievements in the past three years.
According to her, the governor’s total dedication to duty, coupled with the enormous developmental projects and his desire to make the state a better place to live, had automatically earned him a second term in office.
”In this division, we profited in the programmes and plans of Gov. Ambode led-administration. This is why we are announcing our support for his re-election so that he can continue to make our division and Lagos an enviable state,” she said.
High Chief Dr. Innocent N. Nwankwo, Igbo Spokesman, in Lagos state who led members of the Igbo community to the event said his people supported the move to endorse the governor for the second tenure ticket because of his hardwork and love for all Lagosians irrespective of their tribes or religions, noting that the governor has proved himself to be a detribalized Nigerian and highly focused leader who is commited to the growth of his society. 
”I am calling on all non-indigenes to enrol en masse and be in a position to vote in credible candidates such as Gov. Ambode. It is our collective civic responsibility. We must return all our votes for him come 2019 to ensure 5 Million Votes for the tireless Governor," he said.
He urged residents to be part of the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC)., adding that voter's card remains the weapon with which we all can use to  support continuity of good government.
Speaking on behalf of the Badagrians, Hon. Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment said that Ambode’s performance in office had made the state a reference point in the comity of States in Nigeria.
Hon. Hunpe urged his colleagues to mobilise support for the governor’s re-election in 2019.
”Talk about commerce and industry, good health care delivery, good roads across the state, quality education and prompt payment of workers’ salaries and arrears, the governor has performed well.
”In our division too we can see the records, the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Badagry Deep Sea port and other road projects. These are some of the things that placed the governor ahead of his contemporaries nationwide, ” he said.
Receiving the endorsement letter on behalf of Ambode, the Commissioner 1, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Pastor Alagbe said that Badagry  was an important and most  populated division in the state.
”Population is what drives election and Badagry division has the population, therefore, this endorsement means a lot to the governor.
”The endorsement will motivate him to continue to priorities the growth and development of the state as well as continue making the needs of the residents top issue, ” he concluded.

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