Nigeria Needs Leaders Like Ambode, Says Fasehun


The founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has described Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, as a true leader and politician who identifies with the needs of people and delights in finding solutions to problems.
Speaking with journalists on the backdrop of the inauguration of the Ago- Palace way, in Okota Isolo, Fasehun, who is also the National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) said the road has been in a bad shape since the military administration of Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa.
He said Ambode promised to construct the road during his electioneering and has delivered on his promise in less than a year in office.
Fasehun, who said Ambode has no shortcomings in all areas, however urged the governor to keep up the good work by improving on his style of governance.
He said: “Ambode has done extremely well judging by the nature of Nigerians when they first come to office. You wouldn’t know he is a Nigerian. He is out to serve the people; he identifies the need of the people and go out to solve such needs. If we have six of Ambode’s out of 36 state governors, Nigerians would be smiling.  He has done very and I wish him well.
“He should improve on the style of governance, you know me very well that I don’t fear to speak.  I don’t think he has any shortcomings in any areas. He can look to do better because there is always room for improvement in all areas of human endeavour.
“Ambode in all modesty, has introduced a new style in serving the people. He gave a promise and he has kept the promise. That is why people are praying for him, nobody jeers at Ambode. He moves with the people, he identifies with the need of the people and he is finding solutions to the problem.
Fasehun said the Ago Palace Way-Okota Road had not been motorable since the era of Col Buba Marwa as governor of the state, adding that promises by successive governors to fix the road did not yield much result.
“They could not do that until when Ambode came in last year and promised the people that he would rebuild Ago-Okota road and just in less than a year, you can see what Ago- Okota road is looking like.
“Should we not praise him for the good job done and urge him to continue? I know people who would hear me talking glowingly of him would say I have been given money.  I have not met Ambode face to face like this.  God admires those who tell the truth, Ambode has been serving the people very well,” the OPC boss said.