A social organisation comprising old students of Unity Schools in Nigeria, the Continuity Group, has said it would continue to drum support for Akinwunmi Ambode to become the next governor of Lagos State.
According to the organisation, Ambode remained the best candidate to continue the good work started by Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the incumbent, Fashola, in Lagos.
In a statement signed by the coordinator, Lanre Williams, the group said “Ambode’s pedigree of excellence, innovation, experience at all levels of government and character gave him an edge above all other aspirants. His academic records are excellent. His professional achievements are impeccable. To crown it all, he is a man of unquestionable character.” The group pointed out that Ambode scored the second-best result at A’ Levels in West Africa in 1981, graduated with honours in Accounting at the age of 21, completed his Masters Degree and became a Chartered Accountant at the age of 24.
The organisation stated that if APC wanted to maintain the high standard of governance in the state and build on its current achievements, Ambode remains the best candidate to carry the party’s flag.
The group argued that Ambode, as one of the brightest stars in Lagos, would move the state to the level of an international social and economic hub. The group further stated that despite his glowing academic records and professional excellence, Ambode has maintained a humble and wonderful personality, traits which endeared him to everyone who comes in contact with him.
According to Williams “Ambode is very humble and kind. He will always go out of his way to help people, no matter who they are. Ambode does not care about your tribe, religion or gender. He will always listen and even if he cannot help you at the time, he will offer advice that will help your situation. He has a lot of compassion and finds joy in assisting people. This is very important in a leader.”
“Ambode is credited with reviving the Federal Government College Warri Old Students Association in Lagos. He was part of the founding fathers of the Association of Unity Schools of Nigeria which played a major role in ensuring that unity schools were not sold to private individuals when the motion was mooted some years ago. He was the recent past National President of the Federal Government College Warri Old Students Association. During his tenure, the association bought a brand new 50KVA generator for the school, constructed a brand new ICT centre, expanded the school clinic and renovated the dining hall,” he stated