A group of Lagosians operating under the aegis of Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard have begun a man-match in the three senatorial districts of the state in support of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led administration.
Fielding questions from journalists, the coordinator of the group Mr. Seyi Bamigbade said they also led scores of Muslim in the state at the weekend to hold special prayers for the success of the present administration, saying it is their desire for the governor to be reelected for second term in office.
According to him, the prayers were led by the president of council of Imams and Alfa, Imam, saying that Khidir Olojeola used the opportunity to pray to seek the support of the Muslim community for the second year in office of Ambode.
Bamigbade explained that the man-march for good governance and support for Ambode to continue in office was organized by different groups under the aegis of Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguards.
He said Governor Ambode needs the prayer of Lagosians, saying the march took place at the three senatorial districts of Lagos State to show support and appreciation to the governor for not disappointing the All Progressive Congress and Lagosians as a whole.
Also speaking at the prayer session, the member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Segun Olulade urged the group to ensure sustenance of the transformation agenda of Lagos State.
He pointed out that the state has been blessed with good leaders who have passion for making life easy for the residents, adding that “all we need is to support them with prayers.”
Commenting on the prayer session, President of the Council of Imams and Alfa, Khidir Olojeola said the first term of Governor Ambode was characterised by series of laudable projects, including improved road infrastructure, schools’ upgrade, improving the healthcare sector, and massive investment in the security apparatus in the state.
The cleric said the Muslim community also used the occasion to pray for continued peaceful co-existence in the state as well as the overall progress of the country.
He also expressed optimism that with Governor Ambode on the saddle as helmsman, the state will grow in leaps and bounds in the midst of economic challenges across the country.
“There is still a lot of work to be done in the state, but Governor Ambode has started on a very sound footing despite the economic challenges in the country.”