The APC national leaders on Tuesday stormed Lagos state to support gubernatorial aspirant, Akin Ambode ahead of the forthcoming election in the state. Notable statesmen such as the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, governor Rotimi Amaechi, APC chairman John Oyegun, Chris Ngige, Bola Tinubu and a host of other stalwarts pulled a massive crowd of supporters as the campaign trail touched down at Orile for a rally with the Igbo and Hausa communities. Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo was also seen in a meeting today with the APC leaders before they kick-started the rally.
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Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday said that Lagos State was too important for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose to the opposition.
Buhari, at the APC rally in Orile area of the state, urged Lagos residents to vote en masse for the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday.
“Defy all elements, whatever it may be, and vote for APC from top to bottom,’’ he said.
Buhari told the crowd that Lagos, with its huge investments, could not be toyed with.
“Don’t attempt to be on the wrong side of the centre because we are now the centre.
“Tell your neighbours, your relatives and even the opposition party to please bury the hatchet and fall in line and vote for APC,’’ he said, further stating that continuity was in their interest in Lagos.