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Lagos State did not benefit anything from PDP’s 16 years rule- Ambode



Governor Akinwumi AmbodeThe Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, has on Tuesday claimed that the State did not get any benefits from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its 16 years as the ruling  party.

Ambode stated this at the National Consultative Forum of the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups, which held at Nicon Luxury in Abuja.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, he compared the 16 years that the PDP occupied the seat of presidency and the three and half years which the All Progressives Congress (APC) has spent as the ruling party. He stated that Lagos State got more achievements following the Federal Governments contribution in the APCs reign and this has made the State the progressive trajectory that it has been.

“Sixteen years of PDP, I can say it clearly that Lagos State never enjoyed anything from them,” he said. “Three and half years of APC, I can clearly attest here that whatever it is that we have achieved in Lagos in the last three and half years, the present federal government has largely contributed to the things that we have achieved be it in terms of right of way, be it in terms of approval for waivers for import duties and other things that have actually made Lagos to be on the progressive trajectory that it had been in the last twenty years.”

Ambode urged Nigerians to support the re-election President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice Prof. Yemi Osinbajo  and not the PDP, so as to not disrupt the economic progress and growth they have already commenced.

“So, for me it is very easy and it is just common sense that we have to uphold the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket to allow that economic progress and the growth in the GDP that we want for Nigeria rather than allowing it to get dismantled and then make us to go back to Egypt after crossing the Red Sea and we are not going back to Egypt,” Ambode said.

“I just want Nigerians to understand and also to encourage all our members here that what we have started as a support group coordinating everything that is happening is not necessarily for you but it is a selfless service to put Nigeria on that trajectory that grows prosperity and also conveniently in another four years, we would make all Nigerians proud and I am very proud to be part of this.

“We have made up our mind that we are going to work tirelessly; we would do everything that is possible in terms of supporting and campaigning to let Nigerians understand that there are two parallel lines between what we stand to offer which is growth and prosperity for this country and what PDP is trying to come and re-engineer to take us back to the debris of the past that we don’t want to ever go back to.”

Ambode seized the opportunity to congratulate President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo and reassured them of his support and that of all the other Governors who are members of the APC in the 2019 general elections.

“So, I just want to congratulate Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari and also the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and assure them that when they look at their back, they have true Nigerians who believe that yes, we want to build a skyscraper but we need solid foundation to be able to enjoy that skyscraper. And then the next level we are thinking on is to be able to put the proper aesthetics and lay the proper foundation to allow Nigeria to make progress and that is what the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket speaks about.”

“All APC governors, I can speak on their behalf, are resolved that the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket is what Nigeria needs and that is what we are going to pursue and I am happy that a handful of our gubernatorial candidates are here to align with us to make sure that what we would deliver is what Nigerians want and what Nigerians want is the APC President,” said Ambode.


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