LAGOS: A COALITION of Lagos individuals and organisations has ent its support to Akinwunmi Ambode, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, ahead of the polls later this month.
The coalition consists of professionals, civil society advocacy groups, artisans and market people under the auspices of, “We Stand for Lagos.”
The alliance, which met in Lagos this past weekend, claimed to have thoughtfully come to the decision to stand up for and endorse Ambode due to the fact that “people might be swayed to vote for the wrong reasons.”
“We Stand for Lagos has decided to assist many other Lagosians in making evidence based choice, and realizing that our commonwealth is best protected and collective welfare best guaranteed by a tradition of truly tested and trusted leadership. As such, our decision is to speak up and defend what we are convinced is in the best interest of most stakeholders in Lagos State,” Jide Ayobolu said on behalf of the group.
“Lagos needs a leader who knows his onions and will hit the ground running, not a person who will first waste time in understanding what the system truly entails before struggling to match his plans with the reality on the ground.”
Ambode’s quest to succeed incumbent, Babatunde Fashola, of the APC, is set to come under stiff challenge from the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) Jimi Agbaje.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY