By Ishola Balogun
Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has assured Lagosians that he will not increase tax and school fees if voted into power in the forthcoming April 11 polls.
Ambode who made the pledge during an interactive session organised by Nigeria Labour Congress and Civil Societies in the state held Thursday at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, said: “No cause for alarm. I will not increase tax and school fees. I was once involved in tax refund for people in the state, it will be unfair to increase tax after voting for me. I will also not increase school fees.”
Akinwunmi stated that he was very much interested in the progress of workers in the state and would create the enabling environment to make workers and pensioners more comfortable.
Reacting to the several text messages and rumors making the rounds on the medical fitness of the APC governorship candidate, Ambode said his party would not be detered in offering good leadership to Lagosians.
“We have been receiving text messages and rumors are making the rounds that the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressive People’s Congress, APC, is a psychiatric patient and that he is not fit to govern Lagos. It has also gone virile in the social media. That is what they (PDP) know how to do best, they did the same with our Presidential candidate. No matter the mudsligging, we will not be detered as a party and we are not going to vilify anybody. We are interested in issues that affect our people. I want to assure all Lagosians that I am able, capable to take Lagos to the next level,” he said.