Lagos Tuesday 6th October, 2015The governorship ticket of former Governor Abubakar Audu and his running mate, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming guber election in Kogi State has been described an indomitable combination that will beat any opponent hands down. Making this assertion shortly after the First Quarterly Town Hall Meeting organised by His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in Abesan, a suburb of Ipaja, Lagos on Tuesday 6th October, 2015, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu stated that, given the experience and popularity of ex-Gov. Audu and the political sagacity of Hon. Faleke, the combination of the duo will be difficult for the PDP or any party to beat in the fast-approaching November 21, 2015 Kogi Governorship poll. According to the cerebral Lawmaker representing Ikeja Constituency 02 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, “when it comes to astonishing political strategy that leaves the camp of opponents in disarray, Honourable Faleke is a master of the game. When you are also talking about five-star political leadership, Hon. Faleke is a front-liner. We all witnessed his impressive performance as Lagos Coordinator of Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential Campaign in the last General Elections and everyone can also attest to his super success as the Lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives since 2011”. Speaking further, Honourable Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, popularly known as ARK, said “the people of Kogi State are tired of the past years of PDP’s disastrous rule, which has brought nothing but frustration, abject poverty and abysmal failure to the people. The season of Change has come and God has sent the agents of Change to Kogi people in persons of Prince Audu and Hon. Faleke”. By the special grace of God, Kogi will be liberated come November 21”
|Postal: Courtesy, Oscar Anisere--credit: Ademola Playsafe/facebook|
Also speaking to our correspondent on the first Quarterly Town Hall Meeting organised by Gov. Ambode of Lagos State, Hon.Kasunmu described the initiative as a “brilliant concept that will certainly bring good governance closer the people. Only a genuinely compassionate and a listening leader can do such. You have seen the turn-out and you have heard what His Excellency has said, it is a new dawn for the state and you can see that truly ‘Lagos is coming' ", Kasunmu said.
During the Town Hall Meeting themed, ``Community Inclusion in Governance’’, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode entertained various questions and comments from the people and responded appropriately to the satisfaction of the audience. The Governor promised to be accountable for revenue generation and expenditure of the state. He also said that the meeting would be rotated around the three senatorial districts of the state and seized the opportunity to highlight some of the achievements of his administration in the areas of Education, health, security, employment, fianance and others .
Notable among those who spoke are Hon. Bisi Yusuf representing Alimosho Constituency 1, Comrade Akerele representing the community of persons with disability.
Other dignitaries at the occasion include Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Idiat Adebule; His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, The Olowo-Eko of Lagos; APC Chairman, Lagos State, Chief Henry Ajomale; SSG, Lagos State, Mr Olatunji Bello; APC Women Leader, South West, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson; Organising Secretary, Lagos APC, Alh. Abdulahi Enilolobo;Chief Funso Ologunde; Hon Abiodun Tobun and other notable personalities. The event was anchored by General Manager, LTV/ Eko FM, Mr Deji Balogun.
Below are some of the pictures from the event:
|His Excellency, Gov Akinwunmi Ambode addresing the gathering|
|(L-R): His Excellency, Gov Akinwunmi Ambode; Her Excellency, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule & HRM, Oba Rilawan Akiolu of Lagos|
|(R-L):His Excellency, Gov Akinwunmi Ambode; Her Excellency, Dep. Gov of Lagos, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule, Lagos APC Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale & Lagos SSG, Mr. Tunji Bello|
|Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (middle) arriving at the venue|
|Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (right) with some Lagos White Cap Chiefs|
|(L-R): His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu & APC South West Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson|
|(L-R): His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, APC South West Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson, Chief Funso Ologunde, Hon. Enilolobo and others|
|(L-R): Yeye Are Aago, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (OON) with Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (ARK)|
|(L-R):Hon. Bisi Yusuf exchanging pleasantries with His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu & APC South West Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson|
|APC South West Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson|
|(L-R): APC South West Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson with Lagos APC Organising Secretary, Alh. Enilolobo|
|Some Party leaders at the event|
|SSA Media to Gov. Ambode, Habeeb Haruna (right) & his aide, Ekene Okoro|
|Lagos APC Chair, Chief Henry Oladele Ajomale (middle)& his aides leaving the venue|
|Actress Foluke Daramola|
|Hon. M.K.O Akindele (right) exchanging pleasantries with Yeye Sewa|
|(L-R): , Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu accompanying Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson out of the venue|
|Gov. Ambode's convoy departing the venue|