Lagos – Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has urged traders at the popular Ladipo Spare Parts Market to support the gubernatorial aspiration of the All Progress Congress(APC) candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode.
The governor, who arrived the market with Ambode to a rousing welcome by traders around 5pm, said the APC candidate was the best man to succeed him.
He said Ambode had garnered considerable experience in government and he trusted his competence to move Lagos forward.
The governor said Lagos was too important to be put in the hands of inexperienced people.
“The APC government has done a lot to improve the lives of residents. And now that my tenure expires soon, the state needs someone with the right experience to move it forward, “he said.
Fashola said the APC government would continue to provide opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to succeed in their different endeavours and live better lives.
He said the various interventions, such as street lights at the market, spoke of his administration’s commitment to promoting businesses.
The governor said a number of other interventions had been planned for the market and they could only be executed with an APC succeeding government.
Speaking, Ambode said Ladipo was an important market in the state in terms of business volume and the jobs it had created for hundreds of traders.
The APC governorship candidate therefore said he would do his best to transform the market to enhance its economic value, if elected.
He said he would rehabilitate all bad roads around the market and improve the sanitation and general environment of the market.
“ I will also build a pedestrian bridge at Toyota bus stop to enable easy access to the market, “he said.
Ambode said his mission was to consolidate on the achievements of Gov. Fashola and take the state to the next level.
He however appealed to the traders and all Lagosians to vote for him in April, to ensure the implementation of his development plans.
Mr Ikechukwu Anumanu, the leader of the traders, thanked the state government for the consistent support for the traders at the market.
He, however, appealed to the government to help in fixing the bad roads at the market, which he said, were affecting business activities.
“ We also urge the government to always consult traders on issues that affect us before taking decisions.
“We are law abiding people and we will work with the government always to improve the market, “he said.
The leader said the traders had endorsed Ambode as next governor and would mobilise support for him in the elections.