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Ambode rejects “Executive” title as he releases Official Portrait



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Just a few hours ago, incoming Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode released his official portrait along with a press release outlining his desire to not attach superfluous additions to his name or title.

The Lagos State governor-elect, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday released his official portrait, saying that he would want to be addressed simply as Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State.

A statement by his media team said the Governor-elect does not want the appellation Executive or any other prefix to be added to his name. “He hereby puts it on record that from May 29, 2015, he wishes to be addressed as Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State”, the statement said.

The portrait that was produced by famous photographer, TY Bello, shows the Governor-Elect in a black suit with a white shirt and blue tie.

Keeping things simple. Good move.


  1. Jules

    May 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    For the first time, I see an handsome man. Thank TY bello. I can still remember your transformation of Mama peace

  2. Niola

    May 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Sir, kindly reject the executive money that comes with the ‘office’ as well…Nigerians no longer care about name change, PHCN has taught us, once bitten twice shy……………………….. We are really counting on true change. Make our votes count…..!!

    • chuka

      May 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Yes o! Much as we want the form for the sake of our assaulted sensibilities, we are gasping very much for the substance

    • Cynthia craze

      May 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Yes and shame those of us that Still don’t believe in you. Please prove us wrong. I’ll rather be wrong than sorry.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    May 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    Buhari has already set the pace… Change is here to stay no doubt……

    • TK

      May 25, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      How? By rejecting the car in England? Right! He just knows how to fool the gullible Nigerians

    • Hian

      May 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Oh give it a rest already.

  4. adelegirl

    May 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    TY Bello’s lens are magical. She literally has a midas touch – everything her lens touch turn to gold. See how dignified looking Akinwunmi Ambode looks, I remember one of the criticisms against him during the campaigns was that he looked like he lacked charisma. Her 2011 portrait of the outgoing first family especially that famous meme-worthy pic of Mama Peace is another glaring reference to her talent.

    I don’t know why this “Mr” seems contrived to me…


    May 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Spot on @Niola, after all Aregbesola wanted Ogbeni, which he got! Have teachers salaries been paid in the state? A title is just a title, truth is even if you say this, MCs, Comperes and the likes will still address you as executive governor of this state, Once in office, we need press statements/releases of the many works you are doing, not going to do oh! Cos the rate these statements come out sef!

  6. Ngozi

    May 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Good I am liking this new administration already. Enough of the ass licking unnecessary titles

  7. Abe

    May 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Nice picture , I’m like this wind of change. Pray it will touch every part

  8. stelly

    May 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    If only he can get d job done, we careless abt d name

  9. bamayi

    May 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Reject the executive deals ; oh and dont spend all our money on ur watches. if u know u know

  10. A Real Nigerian

    May 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Dropping “executive” from your title isn’t the issue, old man!
    Drop corruption, greed and incompetence.
    Your attempt to deceive and brainwash Lagosians by giving them the impression that you are a “humble” person who doesn’t care for titles is not going to work. We know your plan. You want to use the humility smokescreen to cover up for the immense corruption that is about to follow. We’ve already seen this nonsense from Goodluck Jonathan when he was parading himself as someone who didn’t have shoes.

    • Money making machine

      May 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      You could be right

    • Iris

      May 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Calm down. Has he started work? Na wa o.
      Dropping such silly titles when you’re not doing anything tangible definitely doesn’t make a difference, but let’s see how he turns out first. I for one have always been irritated by these stupid, self-inflicted (yes, inflicted) titles. Even local government chairman will attend owambe and be forming ‘Excellency’.

  11. hilda

    May 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    name doesn’t freaking mean anything just do the job

  12. Busarni

    May 25, 2015 at 6:59 pm


    • Ready

      May 25, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      What’s the polite version of ignorant? I’d like to call you that.

      Pretender on what basis? People are right to express their desires that he be simple in not only name, but also in conduct in office. You e-thugs who somehow lose all good values because you’re on the internet should at least make reasonable points. He’s yet to do anything and he’s a pretender. Say what you want him to do and move on.

    • Hian

      May 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm


  13. Money making machine

    May 25, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Another political gimmick by the APC

  14. flolyou

    May 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Another Ogbeni is here…. sir, pls accept d title nd play ur role diligently

  15. uchenna ebuka

    May 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    hmmm nice one

  16. Sunshine

    May 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I hope all the executive in APC will drop those bogus title and get to the real work.

  17. ML

    May 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    its really nice,with a good touch.. but that still does not take away from the grime, the slime, the evil,the diabolical, murderous and ruthless world of Lagos politics.

    • Zee

      May 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Nicely put

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