Seven governorship candidates and nine political parties have endorsed Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for second term. The endorsement came from the Alliance of Registered Political Parties and was announced at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.
The nine parties are the All Peoples Party; Action Democratic Party; Allied Peoples Movement; National Rescue Movement; Young Progressives Party; New Nigeria Peoples Party; Zenith Labour Party; Social Democratic Party and People’s Redemption Party.They said their decision was informed by Sanwo-Olu’s outstanding performance in office and they believed that he should proceed for second term.
“We reached this decision consequence upon 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 all over the state on the altar of bitter politicking.
“The governor’s consistency as a progressive democrat is worthy of due commendation and continuity is key.
It’s worthy of note that he literarilly saved the country from the scourge of COVID-19 through proactive measures that underscored his reponsive and responsible attributes. Among others, massive road construction, investments in education, health care services, the environment, youth empowerment, tourism, public transportation, housing, science and technology need to be consolidated during his second term,” the parties said.They pointed out that it would be good for the state to be in tune with the incoming Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Presidency.
“Lagos State, at a time like this, is better entrusted into the hands of experienced and patriotic leaders.A vote for Sanwo-Olu will indeed be an endorsement for continuity and greater development,” the parties said, urging supporters to re-elect Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, on Saturday.The seven candidates that stepped down for Sanwo-Olu ahead of Saturday’s governorship election included Ajayi Adebayo (YPP), Mrs Adeyemi Abiola (APP), Adenipebi Mode Adekunle (ZLP), Kupoluyi Funmi (APM), Braithwate Akinwynmi (NRM), Olanrewaju Kamal (NNPP), and Ishola Bamidele (ADP).