While Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, second term move continue to face rejection from his political party, All Progressive Congress (APC), in the state, an entire association of chairmen of the party, comprising of both 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Area (LCDAs), have unanimously declared support for one of the state’s governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo-olu, whom they claimed possesses wealth of experience to lead Lagosians and positively influence Lagos economy.
They assured that there was no going back on their actions and that they were solidly behind Sanwo-olu’s ambition to govern the state, come 2019.
The Chairman, Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA), APC, Timothy Iyo, disclosed that the entire party chairmen had agreed to throw full supports behind the aspirant and that Sanwo-olu was their choice of candidate to take the state’s seat of power after Ambode.
Speaking on behalf of the entire chairmen during a meeting with Director General, BabaJide Olusola Sanwo-olu Campaign Organisation (BOSCO), Tayo Ayinde, and other leaders of the party yesterday, in Lagos, Iyo said that the council’s leaders were satisfied on the development, particularly that of move to change leadership of the state, assuring that the association of the chairmen would work to ensure Sanwo-olu emerge as APC flag bearer for governorship election in the state.
He indicated that job of party men were to ensure that voice of people they were representing count and that there right to choice of aspirant, were well protected.
The chairman hinted that the members of party, under leadership of the chairmen, were pleased with choice of Sanwo-olu to lead them, and that they, as leaders, must ensure that the preferred aspirant, received solid support during the APC’s primaries in Lagos.
According to him, the voice of members of the party must be respected and the party National Leader, Bola Tinubu, had also spoken on respect for right of the members.
“We the leaders, must abide by the directive of the national leader and also respect the voices of the members of the party on preferred candidate.
The entire chairmen are solidly behind Sanwo-olu’s ambition and we would ensure he received required support during the primaries”, he added.
On his part, Ayinde, who commended the chairman courage and actions, assured the party’s leaders that Sanwo-olu would not disappoint both the APC and Lagosians and that the aspirant would run an all-inclusive government, should he gets to power in 2019.
He said that his meeting with the chairmen was an indication that Sanwo-olu was ready to work with every members of the party and that he would not underrate any group’s willingness on supporting his mandate
He revealed that BOSCO, under his leadership, has embarked on political reconciliation movement, a move he said was aimed at bring together all warring faction of APC in the state.
Meanwhile, the Director Media, BOSCO, Sesan Dani, confirmed that the chairmen had unanimously agreed and endorsed Sanwo-Olu as their choice of governorship candidate and that the motion was moved the by chairman, Odi Olowo LCDA, APC while it was seconded by chairman of Ojodu LCDA.
He added that chairmen of the APC across 20 LGAs and that of 37 LCDAs in the state affirmed that their membership and all other machinery of the party would be fully deployed across the state for the emergence of Sanwo-Olu as the winner and flag-bearer of the party in the primaries slated 29th of September.