APC’s Victory Not Just For Democracy But People At The Grassroots – Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday congratulated the
All Progressives Congress (APC) for recording landslide victory at
the just concluded Local Government election in the State, saying that
the development was an eloquent affirmation that Lagosians have
confidence in the party.

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. Governor Ambode, in a congratulatory
message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said
the development was not just a victory for democracy but the people
at the grassroots, who he said would experience continuity with
improvement in terms of dividends of democracy.

The Governor 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

“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 landslide 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 last
held in the State,” the Governor said. While congratulating the Lagos
State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for the success of
the election, Governor Ambode said the outcome of the election was
a demonstrable 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

“I also like to 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.

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