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Ambode's Supporters In Their Thousands Protest In Lagos

The entire stretch of Ikorodu road from Anthony to Maryland and other adjoining community roads were on lockdown yesterday as political supporters and loyalists of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode under the aegis of Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG) staged a political rally.

The supporters converged on the premises of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Maryland, Lagos Mainland, and marched through Ikorodu Road to Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota, where they were joined by others who came from other communities on the Lagos Mainland.

At the gathering, the leaders of the group took turns to speak to the participants in the rally urging them to ensure Ambode emerge victorious in the primary in their respective wards.

Speaking at the rally, Director General of the Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG), Hon Hakeem Sulaimon, particularly declared no confidence in the State Executive of APC led by Tunde Balogun for openly exhibiting bias towards the Governor, saying the chairman committed faux pas when he participated at briefing where another governorship aspirant was purportedly endorsed by party leaders.

While tracing the root of the problem which the Governor had with some party leaders, Sulaimon said it was unfortunate that the same character who informed the Governor not to relate with party leaders immediately after the election was now the one playing on the intelligence of members not to support the Governor for re-election.

In addition, the rally was joined by popular Fuji musician, Abass Akande Obesere who sang praises of the Governor and took time to dish out folk music to the delight of the onlookers.

Speaking at the rally, a member of the Ambode Mandate Support Group (AMSG), Yusuf Azeez said; “We are solidly behind our man Ambode. He is going nowhere and would rule Lagos for another four years."