Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said that the giant strides and economic growth recorded in Lagos in the last 16 years could be replicated in Edo if the people vote for continuity.
Ambode, who is the Chairman, National Campaign Council for the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Sept. 10 poll in Edo, spoke at the party’s final rally in Benin, on Tuesday.
He said that the Gov. Adams Oshiomhole-led APC government in Edo had recorded remarkable progress in the state in the last seven years and this should be sustained by voting in the APC candidate.
Ambode said the governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, was a trustworthy, reliable and God fearing person, who would bring his wealth of experience as a financial expert to bear in the governance of Edo.
He said that Edo, with its vantage position, as well as its human and natural resources, had the potential to be greater.
“We are happy for the presence of President Buhari in our midst and it is a pointer to the importance of Edo state to Nigeria’s economic development.
“Edo State has witnessed tremendous progress under Oshiomhole this last seven years, and more than it achieved in the last 10 years of the previous government.
“Oshiomhole has laid the foundation for the progress of the state.
“Edo can be like Lagos State, it has all the potential to be great, and we need Godwin Obaseki to make it greater,” he said.
Similarly, in his address, Mr Anselm Ojezua, the state APC chairman, said the support the party had received in the state over the years was a clear testimony of the achievements of the party in Edo.
He appealed to the people to continue giving such support and vote for Obaseki in the Sept. 10 election.