The Lagos State chapter of the All
Progressives Congress said it owed
its victory in the Saturday
governorship poll to Lagos
residents, who voted for its
candidate to further entrench the
culture of excellence in the state.
The APC on Monday, in statement
by its Lagos State Publicity
Secretary, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, said
Lagos residents deserved thanks
for not succumbing to intimidation
from the opposition.
Igbokwe said the alignment
between Lagos and the
government at the centre would
better the lot of the state.
He said, “Lagos APC appreciates
Lagosians for their unflinching
support, we celebrate their
courage and steadfastness, we
honour their patriotic disposition
to continuity, we value so much
their sense of judgement and the
power of their strategic political
decision at a time like this.
“In the face of harassment,
intimidation and brigandage from
the powers that be, APC lovers
showed infectious and contagious
love to the party and its leaders
they have known for years now.
“APC lovers in Lagos did not
succumb to blatant lies, hate
campaigns, politics of the stomach,
ethnic and tribal politics and
politics of naira, dollar and pound
“They were not swayed because
they understand what is at stake.
They did not see these
inducements as low hanging fruits
to take advantage of. They were
smart, courageous and determined
to use the power of votes to sustain
the intelligent leadership and
governance in Lagos.”
Igbokwe added, “We appreciate
Lagosians for understanding the
urgent need at this critical point in
the nation’s history to connect
Lagos effectively to Abuja.
Lagosians saw this great
opportunity and grabbed it with
both hands and the rest is now
“We have no doubt in our mind that
the synergy between Abuja and
Lagos will add great values to the
project Nigeria and consequently
make our country to remain credit
positive in many years to come.