Group drums support for Sanwo-Olu’s re-election
An amalgamation of indigenous groups, Lagos People’s Assembly, (PLA), yesterday, threw its weight behind the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a second term in office, describing his administration as operational and people’s oriented.
The group urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return the governor as its gubernatorial candidate unconditionally in the 2023 election.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, convener of the group, Ayodeji Emmanuel, said the group endorsed Sanwo-Olu because of his ability to ensure the state remained above the curve economically despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said Sanwo-Olu has beyond reasonable doubt, proved his mettle to lead Lagos State to greater heights based on his administration’s commitment to infrastructural development, the success in tackling corona virus, strategic solutions to traffic gridlock, as well as key interventions in various sectors in the state.
He said: “Over the past three years, our state has experienced the transformational leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The last three years have witnessed an unprecedented commitment of his administration to the implementation of the Lagos master plan and he has in every way, justified the confidence reposed in him by the party then.
“Therefore, as we move closer to the critical processes that will culminate in the 2023 general election, it has become imperative, not only to inform the general public of our determination, to return Governor Sanwo-Olu for a second term in office, but also, to appreciate and demand, from the leadership of the APC, to return him unconditionally as the party’s governorship candidate for the 2023 election in our state.
“We particularly are proud of his commitment to infrastructural development and the excellent manner in which he is tackling our security challenges, which is becoming the template for other states to copy.
“We must also mention that through the course of the period in which our country battled with the coronavirus pandemic and economic recession, Sanwo-Olu ensured that the state remained well-above the curve economically and also ensured that workers did not miss their salary for one day,” he said.