Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says he is leaving the seat of power after four years at the helm of affairs as a wise man.Governor Ambode, who spoke with State House Correspondents after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, described himself as a techno-politician who has garnered enough experience over the years.
Ambode also clarified that he was at the Villa to appreciate the President for inaugurating several projects in the state, which he said, touched on the lives of ordinary Nigerians.
In a similar vein, his Anambra State counterpart, Willy Obiano, who met with Buhari behind closed doors, solicited special consideration for South-East in the next appointment of ambassadors and ministers.
Obiano, while speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting, said he made the request against the backdrop of Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019.
Also, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who was at the Villa told the President that the enacted Anti-Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law 2017 in the state has started yielding positive results.
The governor said with the enforcement of the law, the state is currently experiencing relative peace in the area of herdsmen/farmers’ crisis compared to what obtained in the past.
Ortom, who spoke with State House Correspondents, said that 400 people had been arrested for violating the law out of which 50 of them had been convicted.