By Adeyemi Adeleye
LAGOS- Mr Funso Doherty, Deputy Governorship Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Lagos State on Friday, unveiled a legal luminary, Mrs Rosemary Giwa-Amu as his running mate.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that until her latest appointment, Giwa-Amu was ADC’s deputy chairman in the state.
Unveiling Giwa-Amu in Lagos, Doherty said that her running mate remained an embodiment of virtue and all the party stood for in making Lagos state work for all residents rather than few.
“I am very excited to be joined in ticket with a distinguished personality, someone who has served the state, party and communities in the state.
“She (Giwa-Amu) has brought capacity to bear in serving the people. She is a mystery super woman,” Doherty said.
He said that he consulted far and wide before picking his running mate.
Decrying that Lagos had not reached its potentials with her enormous resources, Doherty said that residents were still facing hardship on roads, healthcare, education and unemployment.
““Public office is a sacred trust on behalf of the people. The vast resources must be brought to bear in improving the lives of the people, rather than concentrating it on the few.
“We want to bring a new paradigm of leadership and that is our mission.
” ADC has a candidate and duputy candidate to back up the message it is bringing.
“We are bringing in a new thing. Lagos must work for all residents. We are moving the state from a third world to a first world. We are bringing a new era. We are not intimidated,” he said.
According to him, it is possible for ADC to win the 2023 governorship election in Lagos state because it is time for the party to lead.
In her remarks, Giwa-Amu, who described the event as her excited moment, said that the ticket would give her opportunity to serve the people.
“It is a great opportunity for me to turn things around for Lagos state to reach its potentials,” she said.
Speaking, Mr George Ashiru, the ADC Chairman in Lagos state, said that the party had membership and structure across the state to win elections.
Ashiru said that the party was presenting a powerful joint ticket of people with capacity to move the state forward with sincerely and integrity.
NAN reports that the event had in attendance, party executives and members. (NAN)