Real estate developer, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, has emerged as the Lagos State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for the 2019 election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gbadamosi’s election was ratified by ADP members during the party’s primaries at its Lagos State Secretariat on Saturday.
The Chairman, ADP, Lagos State, Mr Bolaji Adewale, said Gbadamosi, who was unopposed, scored a total of 119,919 votes during the primaries conducted across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
Adewale thanked the party chieftains and supporters for the peaceful conduct of all primaries.
He stated that ADP was the first party to adopt direct primaries in Nigeria as enshrined in its constitution.
The chairman said the party would continue to come up with innovative ideas that would deepen democracy and governance in Nigeria.
In his acceptance speech, Gbadamosi thanked ADP members for giving him the privilege of contesting for the governorship position under the party’s platform.
Gbadamosi said he was joining the race to rescue Lagos State from the “captivity” of godfatherism, mediocre governance and mismanagement of taxpayers money.
“The moment of truth is here. Today, we are formally entering the race to lead our dear state on the platform of our great party, the ADP.
“After today, I will be presenting the Gbadamosi Plan for Lagos. It is a comprehensive document that touches on all aspects of our lives as Lagosians.
“It touches on our individual and collective destiny as people of Lagos and the legacies we hope to bequeath to our children and our generation yet unborn,” he said.
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