By Olasunkanmi Akoni
All Progressives Congress governorship aspirants visited the flag bearer Akinwunmi Ambode, at his campaign office in Lagos last weekend to announce the birth of a support group to ensure his victory in the February 28 polls.
Members of the central committee on the delegation include the Vice Chairman, Mr. Fola Tinubu and committee heads such as Chief Safari Adaranijo (Mobilisation), Dr. Kunle Wright (Finance), Dr. Solanke Labamba (Medical), Niyi Adelaja (Logistics) and Kehinde Bamigbetan (Media and Communications).
Speaking at the ceremony, the chairman, Board of Trustees of the Support Group for Ambode 2015, Senator Tokunbo Afikunyomi, said the group was put together to ensure that those who nursed ambition contributed effectively to the party’s victory.
Emphasising the need to maintain the tempo of achievements recorded by Lagos State and the party, Senator Afikunyomi said Lagos State had done so well that its standards were beyond the performance of the Federal Government.
Speaking on behalf of the aspirants who are also trustees of the group, former Commissioner for Rural Development Dr. Tola Kasali, said all aspirants were committed to the success of the party and would do everything possible to bring their experience and expertise to add value to the campaign.
He said although aspirants had been wooing voters to support the party, the emergence of the group would ensure better co-ordination of the efforts and provide critical assistance needed to defeat the opposition parties.