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138 Lagos groups back Sanwo-Olu for governor


[FILE EPHOTO] Jide Sanwo-Olu

About 138 different groups in Lagos State, including professional organisations, yesterday committed themselves to support the governorship standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the 2019 general election.

The groups include members of the traditional medicine associations, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), faith-based organisations, musicians and artisans across the 57 councils.

Gathered at the Lagos Television, Ikeja, they promised to mobilise their members Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, to win the next governorship election.

Speaking on behalf of the groups, popular musician, Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma), and the deputy chairman, Lagos NURTW, Sunday Yusuf, promised that the groups would deliver not less than six million votes to Sanwo-Olu in the election.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Jimi Agbaje, has said that the APC candidate could not have been sincere when he promised to run a transparent budgetary system without necessarily committing himself to probe Alpha-Beta.

In a statement yesterday, Agbaje through his director of Media and Publicity, Felix Oboagwina, vowed to probe Lagos finances, as well as Alpha-Beta, the private consultancy that reportedly monopolised the management of the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the last 19 years.

In the same vein, the organised labour in Niger State has declared total support for the re-election bid of Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello next year.

The decision to this effect was conveyed to the governor in his office in Minna by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP).

NLC state chairman, Yahaya Ndako, and his TUC counterpart, Yunusa Tanimu, commended the Sani-Bello administration for the cordial relationship with labour.

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