LG Election: PDP Steps Down Candidates in Honour of Ambode, Wife

…as lawmaker urges Lagosians to vote for APC

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that its candidates in Saturday’s Local Government election in Eredo and Ikosi Ejinrin Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of Lagos State will not contest the election in honour of the brilliant performance of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Bolanle.

The party, while announcing the decision to honour Governor Ambode and his wife by not contesting in the election, cited the unprecedented infrastructural development by the Governor in Epe division as its reason for withdrawing.

Meanwhile, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly representing Epe Constituency II, Hon. Olusegun Olulade, has called on residents of the state to troop out on Saturday and vote for all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Olulade, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, explained that the best way for every Lagosian to show appreciation to Governor Amobode for what he has been able to achieve for the state in the last two years, is to vote for all the APC candidates.


Speaking with newsmen on Thursday at an Orphanage home in Agbowa area of the state where he had gone to celebrate his birthday with children from the Home of God’s Grace Orphanage, the lawmaker noted that the transformation which the state had witnessed under the administration of Ambode within a very short period of time was incomprehensible.

According to him, “A lot of people never expected and believed that Governor Ambode will take Lagos State to where it is right now. The Governor has touched virtually every LGAs and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), especially in the area of road rehabilitation.

“I can still remember vividly that we all benefited from the 114 roads rehabilitated by Ambode’s administration across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas. And also, each of the 57 councils will still benefit from the 288 additional roads to be constructed soon and that means four roads for each council.

“Little wonder all the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Eredo LCDA and Ikosi Ejinrin LCDA, decided to honour the performing Governor and the First Lady of the State, Mrs. Abimbola Ambode, by withdrawing from contesting in the election,” Olulade said

Speaking further, Olulade urged all eligible voters across the 57 councils in the state to vote for candidates of the APC contesting for Chairmanship and Councillorship positions, assuring that these candidates will complement Ambode’s achievements if they emerge victorious at the forthcoming poll.

He added that “the local government is the closest to the people and if we want the ongoing development in the state to continue in our respective LGAs and LCDAs, then we must elect the APC candidates as Chairmen and Councilors so that they can complement the efforts of Governor Ambode.”



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