LAGOS: Ahead of 2019 general election, Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives from Lagos State on Saturday endorsed Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office.
The APC caucus in the House, led by the Majority Leader, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, presented a letter to the governor at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, asking him to re-contest in 2019.
Gbajabiamila said the decision to unanimously endorse Ambode for a second term was as a result of his brilliant performance in office in the last two and a half years.
Gbajabiamila said the lawmakers were proud to be associated with the achievements of the governor so far, and would be supporting him all the way for another term in office.
“We are members of the House of Representatives APC caucus from Lagos State.
“We all came into Lagos today to perform a very unique and sacred duty; something we did not take very lightly at all; something we deliberated over a couple of days ago and we spoke with one voice.
“Because of the giant strides of our amiable governor in the last two and a half years in governing the state, we sat together and we decided without a dissenting voice to seek his audience and endorse him for re-election in 2019 as the governor of Lagos State,” he said.
The House Leader described the endorsement as history repeating itself, as the caucus was the first to endorse the governor for election in 2015.
He said it was instructive that there was not a single dissenting voice in the decision to support Gov. Ambode for re-election.
Gbajabiamila urged the governor to see the endorsement as a call to do more for the people of the state, come 2019.
Responding, Ambode thanked the federal legislators for the honour done to him, saying the endorsement would spur him to do more for the people.
“I am greatly humbled to receive the APC caucus in the House of Representatives from Lagos State.
“I am more delighted that this word of encouragement by way of this letter is to inspire me further to continue to render service to the good people of Lagos.
“I want to thank you so much for the honour you have done me; I receive it with all humility and I pray that God gives us the grace to actually honour all the letters and the words in this message,” Ambode said