Since Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode assumed office on the 29th of May 2015, succeeding former Governor Babtunde Fashola who was highly praised for his notable performance in Lagos state during his 2-term tenure, the current Governor seems to have taken up from where his predecessor left off, as the all round positive transformation of the state under his regime has become very apparent and commended by many.
Governor Ambode who intends to run for office again in the 2019 general elections, has already gained significant support from many individuals including citizens, politicians and associations and is off to a good start towards his campaign for a second term. Thus, here are 5 top reasons why we believe Ambode will return as Lagos state Governor for a second term:
1. He has succeeded in eliminating traffic congestion along Lagos metropolis axis and other parts of the state, within 3 years of the limited duration of his tenure. A major problem which has lingered for many years.
2. Major infrastructural transformation of the nooks and crannies of the state including places like, Abule-Egba, Badagry, Epe, Alapere, Ikorodu and other parts of the state, which the Governor expressed with delight, have now been provided motorable roads.
3. The Governor has also successfully combated notorious hooligans in parts of the state by setting up the Neighborhood Security Watch in the 57 local governments areas of the state to tackle the problem of insecurity.
4. The endorsement of his return for a second term by associations such as; All Christian Leaders & Ministers Forum (ACLMF), Representatives of women across the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State and so many others.
5. The Improvement of general hospitals, which have been equipped with some modern facilities, and provide affordable health care to people, some of which even provide free health care services.
The 5 facts listed above among so many other deeds Governor Ambode has been able to achieve within a short time, are definitely reasons to consider his return as Lagos state governor in 2019.