Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday urged people of Ifako-Ijaye federal constituency to elect Akinwunmi Olaitan in Saturday’s by-election to ensure adequate representation.
Mr. Ambode spoke during a rally held at the Ifako Ijaye mini stadium in support of Mr. Olaitan, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the by-election into the constituency.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Elijah Adewale, who represented the constituency in the House of Representatives, died on July 20, necessitating the December 3 by-election to fill the vacant seat.
Six political parties are fielding candidates in the election.
“We know that this community will move forward and there will be tremendous progress if Olaitan is elected.
“Let us go house to house and pronounce further that Olaitan is one of us and he will represent us fully.
“That is what we have promised you, when we make promises, we fulfil more than what we promised,” Ambode said.
The governor promised massive transformation in the state, particularly in the rural areas.
“I tell you, by this time next year, you will not believe the progress Lagos has made,” Mr. Ambode said.
He also commiserated with the family of Mr. Adewale.
Earlier, Mr. Olaitan promised to fight for the interest of the people, if elected.
The rally was attended by the Lagos APC Chairman, Henry Ajomale, and Olamilekan Adeola, representing Lagos West Senatorial District, among others.