Trouble seems to await the boastful assurances the PDP has in the non-indigenes of Lagos state just as the Igbo community in the center of excellence and Niger/Deltans under the auspices of Amalgamated NGOs and Civil Societies have given their unflinching support to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode in the coming gubernatorial elections on April 11, 2015.
The group, addressing journalists in Lagos today, said after serious consultations with all necessary stakeholders and leaders of the over 30 NGOs that make up the coalition, it unanimously adopted the candidacy of the APC gubernatorial aspirant in laagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode as their candidate of choice.
The co-ordinator of the group, Chief Oliver Akubueze, who spoke on behalf of his people assured APC over 500,000 votes in the coming elections this Saturday stating that the relentless efforts and support they gave PDP and out-going President, Goodluck Jonathan has henceforth been transferred to the APC and its candidate.
Akubueze, who is the president of the South-East South-South United Assembly (SESSUA) and the Lagos state coordinator of the defunct Goodluck Support Group (GSG), said “the group’s alliance with the APC is an attempt to champion for good governance in lagos state, engerder an enabling environment for good businesss and economic advancement as well as to secure their political and business future in Lagos and the larger Nigeria”.
According to him, the legacy of the Babatunde Fashola’s administration in lagos state in the past eight years, the doggedness and political sagacity of the APC under the leadership of an emerging political dinosaur in the person of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, deserves commendation and therefore needed continuation under the able leadership of a tested administrator in the person of Akinwunmi Ambode.
He disclosed that “this group after a well thought out consideration and permutation, has decided to pitch tent with the APC, the winning and moving train in order to move Lagos state forward”.
Stating that the group had found out that the APC remained the only party that can represent their collective business interest and welfare of lagos residents as it has enviable inter-tribal relationship antecedent in this regard, Akubueze urged all non-indigenes residents in lagos state to come out enmasse to vote for the APC and its governorship candidate Akinwunmi Ambode on the 11th april elections in the state.
The amalgamation consists of NGOs, Civil Societies and non-indigenes including Igbos, Niger/Deltans, Edos, Urhobos among others.