The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Associations of Nigeria, CAN, on Thursday endorsed the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for second term in 2019.
According to CAN, the achievement recorded by the Ambode’s administration demanded that he should be re-elected to boost Lagos global status.
Speaking at the Bi-annual public lecture held in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Chairman of CAN, Lagos State, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, said they had no option than to endorse him since heavenly signs pointed towards him.
“Since Almighty God has endorsed him, so, who am I not to do same. Who is that Christian that wouldn’t endorse Ambode. And if you have a preferred candidate for the seat, please bring him out and see what would happen during election.
“We are using this medium to express our desire that this governor, who had done well by the Guidance of God, should be returned. He has done a lot across the state. And we all can attest to it that things have changed for the better in Lagos,” he said.
At the lecture themed: “Matter Arising in Political Landscape of Nigeria: The Church Response,” organised by the Christian Conscience Group, the CAN chairman stated that the essence of their gathering was to appreciate God for the governor he has bestowed on Lagos.
“The essence is to come together as Christians and acknowledge the goodness of God under an umbrella, for giving us a true child of God as governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. We thank God for his life and to let heavens know that we appreciate the lord,” he said.
Bamgbola argued that the Ambode’s administration introduced strategy that aided religious harmony in Lagos, saying that “All is well in Lagos. While some experience religious issues, we have been enjoying harmonious relationship among the faiths in the state. At the NIREC level, we solve all problems before they escalate. We appreciate what our God is doing in the state. The reason why Lagos is enjoying peace is because all the faiths in Lagos are praying fervently for Lagos.”
Speaking, National Coordinator, Christian Conscience Group, Rev. Sam Ogedengbe, described achievements recorded by the administration as second to none.
“We are here to appreciate the performance of Ambode in the last three years, which has been wonderful in Lagos state, especially harmonious relationship we have enjoyed among religious organisation. And that is why we are appreciating him and asking Lagosians to vote him in 2019. We pray that God give him the privilege to finish his term well,” he said.