His loss of second term its the first of it kind for any Governor in Lagos
By Olayinka Ajayi
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership ,CACOL, has described the out going governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode as the best people oriented governor since the return to democracy.
Speaking during the presentation of the compendium of the Lagos Open Parliament 5, an analysis of the media content on budgetary implementation for infrastructure development of Lagos State by the group, director of CACOL, Comrade Debo Adeniran maintained that the out going government in Lagos has done well.
“It is no longer news that the outgoing government under Akinwunmi Ambode lost in the power tussle of Lagos State; a situation many have attributed to his mismanagement of party politics with diverse power constituents, especially with his godfather. In this latest edition of Lagos Open Parliament, we have consciously muted consideration for those factors that could necessarily have made an arguably, most performing Governor, not only in the history of Lagos State after Governor Lateef Kayode Jakande (1979-1983) but throughout the whole federation.
“His loss of second term its the first of it kind for any Governor in Lagos State since the advent of this democracy in 1999 till date. No doubt, this has set many tongues wagging, with many wondering whether performance or Delivery of Democratic Dividends matter any longer in determining political expediency or whether continuous remiss or reverence to party hierarchy should supersede loyalty to the electorates or the populace as traditional custodians of sovereignty,
“Governor Ambode is a one eyed leader in the city of the blind, we hope the incoming administration will do better. Out of all the past governors since we returned to civil rule in 1999, I want to deeply thank him for reaching out to areas we least expect him to impact in his period”
In the same vein, the Chairman CDC, in Ayobo and Alimosho Mr. Fashina added; “ despite what they did to him, governor Amode has left a vindicated legacy which we will always have divergent opinion some in support and some against but we in Ayobo and Alimosho were the first benefactors of Ambode’s administration” Fashina said.