Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has commended the peaceful conduct of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress across the 337 wards in the state.
Ambode, who participated in the exercise at his ward in Papa-Epe, Epe local government area, on Saturday, lauded the party members for their “maturity” during the exercise.
He said the large turn out for the ward congress shows that the APC is a “cohesive party.”
“All our great party members in Ward A6, you have done well for turning out in this number to be part of the APC ward congresses. I want to use this medium to thank you all for the orderliness and peaceful way you conducted yourself,” he said.
“We are members of the same family and that is why we are doing it in line with our constitution. I want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our members across the state that performed this electoral process across the 337 wards in the state.
“We know that the APC can get stronger if there is always peace and consensus among all our members.”
He said as was evident in Epe division, the excercise was also peaceful in all other divisions in the state.
“I commend all our newly elected officials,” he also said, adding: “We are very lucky to have observers from INEC who witnessed the process of the ward congress.”