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We’ll give you bloc vote, Northerners in Lagos assure Ambode

Posted: Apr 4, 2015 at 4:58 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Northerners living Lagos State have promised to give the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Akinwumi Ambode, all votes available to them during the April 11 election.

Speaking through Chairman of the North Central United Group, Allhaji  Kpatako Mohammed, the group, which is the umbrella body for all ethnic nations in North Central Nigeria resident in Lagos State are firm in their belief that Ambode would emerge winner in the Lagos governorship election.

In an interview with Sunday Independent, Mohammed said, “We are promising Ambode block vote as members and of the North Central United because we believe in continuity, as we have benefited so much from the previous and current governments in Lagos which has thrived on same ideology that prides its progress on the people.”

Mohammed also disclosed that the North Central group is not alone in this resolve, saying, “The Arewa United, to which we all belong as well, has also made similar resolution; and from the way we mobilised for the presidential, it is eminent that the governorship will be a walk-over.”

On strategies they intend to use to make this happen, Mohammed said, “From the structure which we have laid since 2007, courtesy of the magnanimity of Bola Tinubu, mobilising our people for Ambode would not be a big deal.

“We have people across most Local Government councils in Lagos.”

The North Central United comprises of ethnic groups like, TIV, Idoma, Nupe, Igala, among others that are of North Central origin living in Lagos.

Mohammed used the opportunity to hail successive governments in Lagos, which he said have helped in empowering their members through job provisions and  other aids.

It would be recalled that the President-elect, Mohammadu Buhari, was hosted by the Arewa community, including the Arewa United and the North Central United groups prior