By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The African Leadership Magazine has elected Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as the best performing governor in the country.Â
Ambode emerged tops in a keenly contested poll organised by the African Leadership Magazine to determine Nigeria’s top performing Governor.
The poll, tagged ‘Good Governance Polls for Nigeriaâ€™s Top Performing Governor’ started two weeks ago with Governor Ambode maintaining the lead with increased 36.1 per cent of the total vote cast.
He is closely followed by his counterpart in Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano who polled 25 per cent of the votes cast.
According to the organisers, the poll was designed by the group as part of its strategic engagement tool to monitor performance and gauge the mood of the electorates in Nigeria in line with its objective of providing credible information and support to leaders in Nigeria and Africa at large.
An overwhelming 36 per cent popularity rating for Ambode, among other governors, clearly shows his popularity as he continues to deliver good governance, promoting infrastructural development and people-centred policies that better the lives of the people of Lagos.
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun is in the third place with 8.8 per cent, while Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is in the fourth position with 7.9 per cent of the total vote casts.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai sits in the fifth position with 5 per cent, while as at press time, voting is still ongoing and is expected to close in the next four days.