Governor Ambode congratulates APC for victory at polls

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has been congratulated for its landslide victory at the just concluded Local Government elections in the State.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode says the development is an eloquent affirmation that ‘Lagosians’ had confidence in the party.

Governor Ambode, in a congratulatory message said the development was not just a victory for democracy but the people at the grassroots, noting that the people would continue to experience continuity with improvement in terms of dividends of democracy.

He also said it was particularly gratifying that the party emerged victorious in all the positions not only for the chairmanship positions but also the councillorship, which is the closest to the people.

“This victory for us is nothing more than a confirmation of the trust that Lagosians have placed on the party. In that regard, I like to congratulate our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the victory at the Saturday’s election in all the 57 Councils.”

“I particularly note with joy the peaceful conduct of electorates who came out to exercise their franchise in favour of their preferred candidates despite the heavy rain. This is indeed a welcome development and it will go a long way to strengthen our resolve to push ahead with our vision to transform the Local Government system, being the closest to the people.

“I am also happy that we are conducting the Local Government election during my time after almost six years that the election was held in the State,” the Governor said.

Governor Ambode said the outcome of the election was an evidence that the people have keyed into his vision to evolve participatory governance especially at the local level, just as he assured that his administration would not relent in promoting good governance both at the State and Local Government levels.

Electoral Commission

He congratulated the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for the smooth conduct of the election.

“I also congratulate LASIEC and all Lagosians for the success of the election which is reassuring about the culture of participatory democracy we are building in the State. It is on record that Lagosians comported themselves peacefully before, during and after the period of the election and this confirms the readiness of the people to support us all the way in our bid to truly take Lagos State to greater heights.

“On our part, we shall continue to work assiduously to move the State forward and make life better and comfortable for the people,” Governor Ambode assured.

Redress

He however urged those aggrieved with the result to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters rather than resort to self-help.

It was a clean sweep for all the 57 chairmanship candidates of the APC as they were all declared winner by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) defeating all their rivals in the keenly contested election.

Omolayo.A