Obafemi Martins endorses Ambode
Supports Project T.H.E.S.E
NIGERIAN international, Obafemi Martins, has endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode.
According to Martins, the Epe-born chartered accountant has the best programme for youths and sports as a lucrative vocation in Lagos.
Ambode was an exemplary Cricket and Hockey player at Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State.
Martins, who currently plays for Seattle Sounders Football Club in the United States, said he was impressed with Ambode’s vision as contained in his manifesto, to use the combined sectors of sports, entertainment and tourism to get the teeming youths of Lagos gainfully employed.
The 31-year-old Super Eagles player said he was happy to identify with the APC campaign rally at Oworonshoki playing ground on Monday because ‘’I believe a sports-loving governor is what Mr. Ambode represents.’’
Project T.H.E.S.E stands for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Arts, Sports-all representing Excellence. It is one of the highlights of Ambode’s vision to make Lagos a ‘’clean, secure and prosperous’’ city-state.
At a charity football match organized in his honour in Ikorodu penultimate Sunday, in which Ambode himself played, the former Accountant General of Lagos State said youth empowerment and sports development would be paramount in his administration if elected.
‘’Community sports centers and special scholarships for students who exhibit outstanding sporting skills will be encouraged in my administration. This will guarantee a new vista for job creation for our youths and our state will remain the número uno as far as sports is concerned in Nigeria,’’ Ambode added.