Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has received the support of councillors in all the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of Lagos State.
The councillors also debunked a media report claiming that they shunned an invitation extended to them by the governor, saying the story was another fabrication by detractors who are jittery over imminent defeat in the rescheduled governorship primary election of the party.
Addressing a press conference at the headquarters of Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG) in Ikeja on Sunday, the leader of the Councilors’ Forum, Hon Kolejo-Monsuru Adeniyi, said they were united in support for the governor, adding that the report should be ignored in its entirety as it did not represent the true state of affairs.
“There is no iota of truth in the report that we shunned Governor Ambode’s invitation and we are here today to say to the whole world that all Councilors in Lagos State are behind the second term bid of His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Today, we are courageously saying it boldly that we have adopted the Governor for second term.
“This is the second time we are doing this. The first time was in Amuwo-Odofin and today being 30th of September, 2018, we are saying it again that all Councilors in Lagos State, we are endorsing Governor Ambode for second term,” Adeniyi said.