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Ambode Residents of Agege back Lagos Governor, others for another term

The community at a rally in Agege agreed that Ambode should be re-elected to continue in office as Governor of Lagos State

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

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The Agege community on Thursday, March 15, 2018, endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and Hon Oluyinka Ogundimu for another term in office.

The community at a rally in Agege agreed that Ambode should be re-elected to continue in office as Governor of Lagos State.

Also, Rt. Hon. Obasa and Honourable Ogundimu were called upon to return as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, and member representing Agege Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly respectively.

Those in attendance are: Vice Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos West Senatorial District, Chief Funsho Ologunde; APC chieftain and member of the Governor's Advisory Committee (GAC), Professor Tunde Samuel; Iyaloja General for Lagos State, Chief (Mrs.) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.

According to Chief Ologunde, "Ambode has turned Lagos to a construction site and Agege community has been one of the major beneficiaries of the current administration in the state. Both Obasa and Ogundimu have been playing the needed supportive roles for the Governor. Therefore, for this good work to continue, I urge you all to support our Governor, Speaker and Ogundimu for another term in office."

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The communique confirming the endorsement for the trio, signed by prominent people in Agege was later read by former Chairman of the local government and former member of the state House of Assembly, Hon Rotimi Adeshina.

Ambode is digging a hole for himself

Jude Egbas, an Editor at Pulse, in an article is of the opinion that Governor Ambode is facing a reputation crisis in Lagos over outrageous and unreasonable taxes--only a couple of months before a major re-election battle. And the feedback from the streets should worry him and the APC.

According to him, residents of Lagos have been railing against the infamous Land Use Charge which is essentially a property tax. The Land Use Charge Act of 2018 repeals a similar law of 2001.

"The 2018 Land Use Charge is a 400 percent tax increase on landed property in the nation’s commercial capital.

"Lagosians will also be paying all manner of taxes on cars, boreholes and water treatment plants. There is also the increase on vehicle toll fares at the Ikoyi-Victoria Island-Lekki axis of the State," he added.

Jude also feels that Lagos is beginning to look like a State that wants to milk its residents dry in order to bolster its internally generated revenue. All of this in a country where disposable income remains at abysmal levels.

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