As various chapters of political parties in Lagos State put finishing touches to their strategies towards the July 22 Local Government election, a Federal lawmaker and stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Jide Jimoh expressed sympathy with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on its imminent defeat.
Jimoh, who is representing the Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, in a chat with newsmen in Lagos at the weekend said that PDP cannot win in the election, premising his assertion on “the performance of Governor Akinwumi Ambode within his two years in office,” which he described as, “superlative, outstanding and out of this world.”
According to him, PDP will have difficulty in persuading the people of Lagos to vote for its candidates with what Ambode had put on ground in terms of infrastructure, job creation, security apparatus and social welfare, adding, in addition to his numerous achievements, the governor also carries all the stake holders along in his government’s day-today activities.
“It is Ambode’s performance against the non-existent PDP in Lagos State. While the APC will have solid achievement of the party on ground as campaign materials, the PDP will have nothing to point at as reasons for the people to vote for it flag bearers,” Jimoh stated.
He enthused that, “the coming council poll will be a walkover in favour of our great party, APC, it will be a no march and it will be just a mere formality.”
The Lawmaker therefore urged the people of the state to be prepared to exercise their franchise again by voting en masse for the APC, reminding that, “it is through that, that the efforts of Governor Ambode to bring more democracy dividends to the people’s door step will be a reality.”
“It is payback time for the good work he has been doing and which he still does,” Jimoh pointed out just as he wants the Lagos residents to vote for all the APC candidates as a sign of appreciation for Governor Akinwumi Ambode’s satisfactory performance.
Jimoh, who was once a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly and later Chairman, Yaba LCDA said, “with APC people in charge of the grassroots, Ambode, who has already turned the state into a huge construction site will further go ‘performance wire’ to the benefit of all and sundry.”