At the General Assembly of
the Lagos East Senatorial District chapter of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), which took place on Thursday 1st of March, 2017, in Epe, the leaders of
the party and members within the district unanimously endorsed the candidacy of
the executive Governor of Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to run for a
second term in office on the platform of the party.

The motion for the
endorsement of Ambode for a second term in office was moved by Otunba
Olorunfunmi Bashorun on behalf of all the Leaders and the entire APC membership
in Lagos East Senatorial Diostrict and seconded by the Senator representing
Lagos East, Senator Gbenga Ashafa. 

In the communique issued by
the General Assembly by Honourable Joko Pelumi, Secreytary of the District, the
party in the district resolved as follows “that it fully supports the
activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State under the
leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; The district also calls on all members
of the party to give maximum and unflinching support to the State Chapter of
the party under the leadership of the State Chairman,Otunba Henry Oladele
Ajomale; The district calls on all well-meaning members of our great party to
give maximum and unflinching support to the leadership of the party in the
Lagos East Senatorial District ,under Otunba Bushura Alebiosu; The district
also commends the performance of our indefatigable SENATOR GBENGA ASHAFA for
his impressive and resourceful delivery of the mandate of the district
adequately and hereby pass a VOTE OF CONFIDENCE  on his representation;
and finally That all aggrieved members of the party be reconciled forthwith to
enable a common front on the coming elections in 2019.”

The General Assembly of the
party in the Lagos East Senatorial District, was convened by the leadership of
the party in Lagos East upon securing the direction and approval of the
foremost leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

While addressing the press
at the event, Senator Gbenga Ashafa described Governor Ambode as well-deserving
of the endorsement of the party at the district level as well as across the
state. Saying that his developmental acheivements across the State had earned
him the unanimous support of the people.

The Senator also briefed the
press on some of his efforts through the instrumentality of the legislature
aimed at complementing the achievements of the State Government to include
ensuring that Lagos State and Lagos East benefit from the rail way
modernization projects of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration through the
inclusion and guaranteed funding of both the Lagos to Kano modernization
project and the Calabar to Lagos Standard Coastal railway project. He went
ahead to highlight the pivotal role he has played in the process of
rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Sagamu highway, which would be commencing very

Ashafa also mentioned other
interventions to include, the facilitation of water and irrigation projects
within the district, installation of transformers, distribution of
entrepreneurship empowerment tools and entrepreneurship training programs,
several medical outreach programs across the district, to mention a few.

He concluded by urging his
constituents to give Governor Ambode their unalloyed support stating that “Our
goal is to continue to do as much as we can to complement the immense effort
and laudable achievements of the administration of our dear Governor, Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode in our Senatorial District and the State. I therefore call on
all well meaning constituents to continue to give our unalloyed support to our
dear Governor in order to continue enjoying the development and growth that his
administration as brought to us all.

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