Unveils Lagos ex-magistrate as deputy governorship candidate
The gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Lagos State, Funso Doherty, has promised to implement programmes that will cater for the youths and save the state from self-centred political class.
He made the promise during the unveiling of former Lagos magistrate, Rosemary Giwa-Amu, as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election. He described Giwa-Amu’s emergence as a clear preference for integrity, equity and justice in leadership and governance.
Meanwhile, a former presidential aspirant of the party, Chukwuka Monye, said Lagos deserves to do better than what is currently playing out in the state, saying: “We know that Lagos can be better but we need to be deliberate in the state. If Lagos can get it right, then the rest of the country can do it.
Also, George Ashiru said: “We have to move Lagos from where it is to where it ought to be. We know it can be better and that’s why Lagos can be more. I believe that Lagos State deserves better and can do away with godfatherism and it’s about time we change things for the people to enjoy the resources instead of a few people.
In her acceptance speech, Giwa-Amu said: “The Lagos of my youth was a pristine, beautiful and an exciting place where we were free to visit many interesting fun locations, such as the Bar Beach and Love Garden in the Island area and the Apapa Amusement Park, with relative ease and safety at any time of the day, including the late night hours. And, as a young lawyer, I travelled to and from my place of work easily and without any fear.
“It was also a Lagos where a housewife could open a kiosk and help out with her children’s school fees without having to worry about very high profit-eroding taxes as we have today.
“But all of that is no more, as our Lagos is now reeling under serious challenges, including high-level insecurity, decay of critical infrastructure and the absence of necessary social safety nets.
“This very important call to service is therefore a great opportunity for me to contribute to turning things around. In this, I am aligning very closely with the commitment and determination of my principal, Funsho Doherty.