LAGOS — A governorship aspirant in Lagos State, under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has said the compelling need to take the developments recorded by former governors of the state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the incumbent, Mr. Raji Fashola, SAN, to another level, informed his ambition to govern the state in 2015.
He insists his ambition has no ethnic colouration, stressing that the various ethnic nationalities in the state will be carried along if he picks his party nomination and wins the 2015 governorship election in 2015.
This came as Chief Imam of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulhakeem AbdulLateef, dismissed claims that the Muslim community would not work for the victory of Ambode at the gubernatorial primaries and governorship election.
Ambode spoke, yesterday, in Lagos, at the commissioning of his campaign secretariat and inauguration of campaign committees in all the local governments across the state.
According to him: ‘’This campaign has no coloration, so we are carrying everyone along. Whether you are Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba or Urhobo, you have a place in this project. We are one. We want to create a new level of leadership that will challenge the status quo to ensure that our people are freed from poverty.
“The work we are going to do is for Lagos State. I want our people to do it selflessly without recourse to monetary gains. We have been working on this project for a long time. We are here to present banners to all local government areas in the state to enable our people carry out house-to-house campaign in the 377 wards in the state.
‘’We have succeeded in bringing all the legacy groups together. These groups are going to work for our victory in their various local government areas. The reason for setting up these committees is to give governance back to the communities. The standards set by our leader, Tinubu and the actualisation of that dream by Governor Fashola, has to be taken to another level to ensure continuity. Nobody was coerced to come here. The population of the people here shows you the direction the state is headed to.’’