Lagos State

Sanwo-Olu Assumes Tinubu’s Campaigner-in-Chief Role; “Time To Repay Him,” He Says

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday assumed the role of a campaigner-in-chief for his predecessor and benefactors when he urged Lagos federal and state level lawmakers to work assiduously to actualise Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential ambition.

Sanwo-Olu made the call during the 17th Edition of the Executive/Legislative Parley in Ikeja, with the theme: ”Mobilizing Citizens as a Social Capital Towards 2023 General Elections.”

According to Sanwo-Olu, “Tinubu had selflessly given himself to the people of Lagos during his tenure as the governor, and to Nigeria as a whole, and recorded many achievements.”

”This, indeed, is the time to pay him back with our unwavering support. He is, no doubt, the right and best man for the job. He knows the issues plaguing our nation like the back of his hands and he has the magic wand to fix it.

”So, because of our Apex leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, it is time for us to take Lagos to Nigeria agenda. It is time for us to work assiduously and ensure that all of these successes in Lagos can be reflected in Nigeria as a whole.

”That is why I am calling on all of us to ensure that we do everything we can do politically and otherwise, to ensure that we can help to activate and actualise the next president of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

”Let us rally behind our great party, the All Progressives Congress, let us rally behind the great man, that indeed, we believe can help us take our country to the next level,” he said.

Sen. Bola Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu preferred by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu commended the lawmakers for efforts made at attaining the remarkable strides his administration achieved in the last two and half years.

The Lagos governor said from the onset, his government did not delude itself into thinking it had the monopoly of knowledge, with regards to finding the right solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting the state.

”This explains why we have consistently thrown our doors open to diverse opinions and views from various sources, and, this forum is an integral part of our steady effort towards rubbing minds with all critical stakeholders, with a view to achieving the Greater Lagos of our collective desire,” Gov. Sanwo-Olu said.

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, said that lawmakers were the grassroots and the life of the party, and the party the life of the lawmakers, without which they would not be elected.

House Speaker Gbajabiamila was represented by House of Representatives Lagos Caucus Leader Dolapo Badru, and through him he said the lawmakers intervened and partnered the executives to enhance activities and mobilize the people to ensure that APC succeeded.

”We are lawmakers, but we tar roads, we build hospitals, we build schools, we equip classrooms, do empowerment, just to help the government; no competition whatsoever, and it shouldn’t be seen as such,” he said.

Also, Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa said with other lawmakers representing the Federal and State levels, the parley would enable participants to bond with common vision and mission.

Lagos Assembly Speaker Obasa said that legislators would continue to collaborate with the executives to deliver good governance and democratic values to the citizens.

The participants included members of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and other legislators and executive members and they attended the parley, wearing various attires representing the different ethnic groups in Nigeria, as a mark of unity and accommodating nature of Lagos State.