Lagos Govt Holds Town Hall Meeting

LIVE: Lagos Govt Holds Town Hall Meeting

 

The Lagos State government is holding a discussion with some traditional rulers, community leaders, and other stakeholders in the state.

The town hall meeting, which is the third in 2018, is ongoing in the Ibeju Lekki area of the state.

Those in attendance are Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, his deputy, Dr Oluranti Adebule, and the lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, among others.

 

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Former Ogun Governor, Olusegun Osoba Returns To APC

Olusegun OsobaFormer Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has returned to his former political fold where he left years ago from the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Top leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday met to receive Osoba back into their fold at his residence in Lagos State.

The party leaders present were former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Ogun State, Bisi Akande, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Oluranti Adebule, who represented the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Mr Osoba left the defunct ACN after a party infighting which took him and his supporters to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2015 general elections.

He is seen as one of the SDP founders.

Mr Osoba was elected on two different occasions as Governor of Ogun State; first from January 1992 until November 1993 on the platform of the SDP.

He and others were removed from office by the administration of General Sani Abacha on 17 November 1993.

After the return to democracy in 1999, he was elected again as Governor of Ogun State on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), holding office between May 1999 and May 2003.

Independence Day Parade: Lagos Dep. Governor Seeks Residents’ Support

LagosThe Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs Oluranti Adebule, took the ceremonial salute to mark the nation’s 55th Independence Anniversary at the Police College, Ikeja.

The Deputy Governor took salute as the Police, other law enforcement agencies, voluntary organizations and school children marched past.

Other top government functionaries and dignitaries also watched in admiration.

Mrs Adebule, who represented Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, appealed to Lagosians to support the state government in its effort to consolidate on the gains of development made by previous administrations.

She challenged Lagosians to use the opportunity to key into the aspirations of the state government.

“The time has come for us to take centre stage in global reckoning. Lagos State has moved from being (just) a regional hub for social-economy and political relevance. My message therefore to all Lagosians as we celebrate today is to rededicate ourselves to the common goal of taking our state to the higher level,” she said.

Some of the dignitaries at the event also shared positive thoughts about Nigeria at 55, including the first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who said to Channels Television, “I want us to take the opportunity of this anniversary to make resolutions to change for the better.”

The general view of citizens at the Lagos celebration was that in unity lies the strength of Nigeria and that is the way to sustain it as a nation.

 

Fashola Meets APC Governorship Primaries Contestants, Urges Support For Ambode

FasholaThe Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has commended the conduct of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members who contested the governorship primaries of the party in the state.

Mr Fashola gave the commendation on Friday when he hosted a meeting of the governorship aspirants.

The Governor, who spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja, urged the aspirants to rally round the party’s flag bearer, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for the campaigns ahead.

He noted that there was a need to build the team for the Governorship candidate.

“The candidate has to get on the road from yesterday. And nothing would be more enabling and more intimidating for the opposition than to see all the aspirants together with the winner,” he said.

Fashola noted that it was a matter of managing time, stressing that once or twice; the aspirants should find the time so that they can give the flag bearer the needed push to go forward with the campaigns.

He congratulated the candidates for making Lagos proud with the way they conducted themselves during the Lagos APC primaries adding that it served as push for the bigger convention of the APC at the national level which also turned out to be a success.

He stressed that many of the Presidential candidates borrowed a leaf from the way the Lagos aspirants conducted themselves, adding that he was yet to learn from any state where there were as many as 13 contestants in a delegates election in the current dispensation where there were no bickering.

Governor Fashola said that all of them embodied the spirit of excellence.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Henry Ajomale, thanked the aspirants for the spirit of sportsmanship that they displayed during and after the primaries.

He said that since the process had been concluded, what was left was for everyone to rally round the flagbearer, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, to ensure the success of the party at the 2015 Governorship polls.

Those in attendance at the meeting include the APC flag bearer, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode; his Deputy and Secretary to the State Government, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule; Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; former Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr Tola Kasali; Senator representing Lagos West, Senator Ganiyu Solomon; former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Supo Sasore; Mrs Adetokunbo Tobun-Agbesanwa, Mr Abayomi Sutton and Mr Lanre Ope.