With only five days to the gubernatorial election in Lagos State, nine governorship candidates and the leadership of their political parties have stepped forward to express their support for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In light of his achievements over the last four years, the candidates under the aegis of the Alliance of Registered Political Parties publicly approved and proclaimed their support for Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat in the March 18 governorship race in the state.
The Young Progressive Party (YPP), APP, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), NRM, and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) were among the political groups present during an event in Lagos.
They believed that Lagos State would be best served by a competent and experienced leader such as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Addressing on behalf of the political parties, governorship candidate of YPP in Lagos state, Adebayo Ajayi, said “We are here to make known our opinions on the impending election in Lagos state.
“I wish to welcome you to all this gathering convened by the Alliance of Registered Political Parties (ARPP) comprising nine registered political parties namely APP, ADP, APM, NRM, YPP, NNPP, ZLP, SDP and PRP, to formally declare our support for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for another term of office.
“ARPP is a group of nine committed and patriotic registered political parties in Lagos State that is interested in the good works of the state government under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and desire continuity and realisation of the dream Lagos of this administration.
“We reached this decision sequence to our thorough analysis of all the good works and rapid development in Lagos.
“We cannot sacrifice the various landmark achievements of the present administration scattered in the state on the altar of the bitter politicking.
“The governor’s consistency as a progressive democrat is worthy of commendation and continuity. He has delivered on his social contract to the good people of Lagos state.
“It makes a whole lot of sense for Lagos State to be in tune with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidency at a time like this to achieve our age long desires and lofty aspirations.
“From this end, the governorship candidates of the Alliance namely governorship candidate of YPP, Ajayi Adebayo, Chief Adeyemi Abiola (APP), Adenipekun Adekunle (ZLP), Kupoluyi Funmi, (APM), Ishola Bamidele, (ADP), are stepping down their governorship ambitions to declare their support for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“This support is borne out of love and desire for a greater Lagos which BOS has set the pace and serve to drive it to fruition.
“We however wish to seize this opportunity to inform and urge all our supporters across Lagos State to vote massively on Saturday, March 18, for Babajide Sanwo-Olu as governor and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat for second term.”