Lagos All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s victory at the Lagos State Election Tribunal is not a surprise to the party and Lagosians who voted for good governance and continuity in Lagos.
In a release signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr Joe Igbokwe the party said the tribunal verdict remains a huge testimony that Lagosians know their leaders and their leaders know them.
According to Igbokwe, “PDP Lagos says they did everything to win Lagos including setting one ethnic group against the other, dishing out millions of dollars and pound sterling, unleashing ethnic militias like OPC, deploying security agencies, SURE-P outlaws, and others to harass and intimidate Lagosians to succumb and surrender Lagos to them.
“Lagos PDP failed because there is no meeting point between light and darkness, no meeting point between the serious and the unserious, no meeting point between conservatives and progressives, and no meeting point between performers and non performers.
“How can you use shoes for hammer? How can you move a car forward by engaging the reverse gear? How can you plant cassava and hope to harvest yam? Can a goat give birth to a lion?”
He further stated: “the truth is that Lagos has always been in the hands of progressives since it was created in 1967 and the strong and dynamic Lagos will continue to remain in the hands of progressives for a Long time to come. Progressives will continue to strive for greater heights in raising standards not only in Lagos but the whole of Nigeria.”
“Lagos APC rejoices with His Excellency Governor Ambode for this resounding victory. We urge the Governor to seize the moment, hit the ground running, and move with lightning speed to continue the good work he has been doing in the Centre of Excellence now that the needless distraction at the tribunal has been kept in abeyance.”