A group, under the aegis of Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard, made up of social activists, Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, artisans, political groups and youths, have described the wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode as a symbol of humility and a detribalised Nigerian.
The Coordinator of the group, Mr. Bamigbade Seyi, in a felicitation message on the occasion of Mrs Ambode’s 54th birthday, said her strong support for the husband, the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has manifested in the giant strides recorded across all sectors in the state.
He said as a humble and compassionate mother who combines decency and commitment to excellence in personal and public life, she has been able to warm her way into the hearts of residents.
Bamigbade also described Ambode as a role model and shining star in the state’s political firmament.
“Mrs. Bolanle Ambode is a detribalised Nigerian who has traversed the length and breadth of the state, helping less privileged people, seeking the emancipation of women and the youths for an egalitarian society through her pet project, Hope for Women in Nigeria Initiative, HOFOWEM.
“Her undying love for the downtrodden, the deprived and the ordinary folks across the state is widely acknowledged, while her unflinching backing for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration has helped tremendously in the fulfillment of its electioneering promises to Lagosians,” he said.
Bamigbade who expressed his support to the Governor said, “As you are savouring the joy of this occasion, it is our prayer that God Almighty strengthens you so that you can continue working beyond 2019 for the betterment of your fatherland.”
Bamigbade also hailed members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the House of Representatives from Lagos State who endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, citing the massive infrastructural development and giant strides in all sectors and sections of the state.