The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has promised to build on the legacies of the state Governor, Babatunde Fashola.
Ambode, who recently defeated 12 other governorship aspirants of the party at the primaries, said the state would witness increased economic growth, if he won the 2015 elections.
He made the remarks at a thanksgiving service in his honour at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos, a statement said on Sunday.
He said, “We have a legacy to build upon, and it is our collective responsibility to build on the progress that Lagos has witnessed in the last 15 years.
“I wish to restate my promise, that I commit to the continuation of excellence and the uplift of the lives of all Lagosians.
“My mission and vision, is to create a clean, secure and prosperous Lagos State that is driven by a vibrant economy and supported by quality service, equity and justice; a Lagos where no one is left behind and where no one is discriminated against on account of age, religion, creed or origin.
“In building on the legacies of the last 15 years, it is important to expand the frontiers of doing business in this state that has the potential to be one of the top five economies in Africa.
“Lagos deserves nothing less and this will continue to be part of my message to every Lagosian as we begin to solicit their votes towards the February 2015 governorship election.”
He added that his over 27 years experience in public service would be an asset to the state if he became the governor in 2015.
Ambode is a graduate of the University of Lagos and a Fulbright scholar and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
For 13 years, he was in service as a treasurer/accountant, across various local government areas in the state. He was later made the Auditor General of local government areas in Lagos, before becoming the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the state.