The Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday did an eight-month appraisal of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration in the centre of excellence and came to the conclusion that the government was on track.
According to the party, the performance of the government since inception has so far justified the confidence reposed in the APC by Lagosians.
The APC in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr. Joe Igbokwe said “Governor Ambode has shown good reasons why the people of Lagos reposed implicit confidence in him during the election and the period following his swearing in when some people launched a ferocious campaign to distract him”.
The party specifically listed areas where the Ambode administration has recorded landmarks as provision of security, public infrastructure and electrification of major highways.
It, therefore, encouraged him to continue in the tradition of good governance which had been the landmarks of the progressive party in the Centre of Excellence since 1999.
The statement reads: “Governor Ambode must continue in giving the best to Lagos so as to deepen the rich credentials of governance in Lagos in the past 16 years.
“We recall that while he was barely two months in power, there were orchestrated campaigns to distract him from the task he has set for himself to give the best to Lagos and excel in the enviable status he met on ground.
“We recall that knowing our candidate in the last election and his capacity, we did say that we are confident that the Ambode regime will give superlative services to the state.
“We are happy that eight months in power, the present regime is giving Lagosians value for their support. We note the fast rate at which state roads are being constructed in all nooks and crannies of the state especially in the rural parts of Lagos in fulfillment of the party’s manifesto and the governor’s electoral promise.
“We note the frenetic lighting of all parts of Lagos in efforts to realise the governor’s plan to restore the hitherto enviable Lagos nightlife and drive hoodlums and criminals out of Lagos.
“Lagos APC notes the great priority the government has paid to the security of lives and properties in Lagos. We note that the government has made quite huge investments in security in its resolve to see that every Lagosian is protected”.
“We note that the present government continues to pursue the enviable environmental upgrade of Lagos, as started by his predecessors in a bid to ensuring a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful Lagos.
“We note also that the governor is targeting rural development in his efforts to open up all parts of Lagos and we believe this is the panacea to a seamless LAGOS where every Lagosian feels comfortable”.
Expressing confidence that Ambode will take Lagos to loftier heights, the APC urged Lagosians to continue to support the administration to make the city more livable for law-abiding citizens.
The statement further reads: “We also call on Lagosians to be good citizens by paying their taxes as and when due to enable the government to serve Lagosians better.
“We urge the governor to continue in his present strides as it is quite in tradition with the governance of the Center of Excellence since 1999”.