Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday appealed to Lagosians to participate in on-going voter’s registration exercise and collect their Permanent Voters’ Card(PVC), saying refusal to participate in the process will amount to self- dis-enfranchisement.
Ambode made the appeal when he commissioned 21 network of roads and two bridges totalling 27.4 kilometre in Alimosho Local Government, with a pledge to further develop other communities within the axis.
He said, “My good people, what i want from you. I want you to perform your civic responsibility. I want our people to take voter registration very seriously. It is our civic right. It is the only thing we can use (for the election).
“We are going to engage communities and local governments. Let us go out and educate our people about the need to have voter card which will make us to have a voice. We have done this for the people of Alimosho. You need to let others know that you have the right to vote.”
Ambode, who commissioned the projects amidst celebration by elated residents in four different locations, said the delivery of the infrastructure was part of the continuous bid to transform the Alimosho federal constituency and build new economy around the axis.
While describing the commissioning as historic and momentous, Governor Ambode particularly lauded the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for activating the transformation of Alimosho when he was Governor of the State with the construction of LASU-Iba Road, and former Governor Babatunde Fashola for taking the project up to Ipaja.
He said: “What we are doing today is so historic and of great importance that we must send the message rightly so that people can understand why we are celebrating on Easter Monday the change in the life of our people which the resurrection of Christ symbolizes.
“First, we salute all our political leaders starting with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for starting the vision of making Alimosho a place of pride with the construction of LASU-Iba Road such that when you move from Badagry and you enter into LASU-Iba Road up to Igando, Egbe and so on, you have easy transportation and easy life. My predecessor, Governor Raji Fashola took it up to Ipaja all in a bid to build a new economy in this particular axis.”