Breaking: Ohanaeze vows to vote Sanwo-olu even if he's going for 3rd term
The Lagos chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has declared its support for the re-election bid of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, with Sunday Ossai, the chapter's president, making the declaration on Thursday in Ikeja, during a joint media briefing about the March 11 governorship election.
"He represents everything that Ndigbo needs to exist in Lagos. He has been very kind to us. He has implemented friendly policies that enable us to execute our businesses and our professional calling without fear or favour," Ossai said.
"If Ndigbo is asking for anybody to become governor of the state, it is Sanwo-Olu because of the cordial relationship that we enjoy together," he added. "Why should we tell him to resign? He should not resign.
If the constitution permits a third tenure, Ndigbo will strongly support Sanwo-Olu. With Ndigbo, Sanwo-Olu should go and sleep with his two eyes closed as they will vote for him."
Jane Okoro, the woman leader of the group, assured the governor that "the entire women structure in the 57 LGAs and local council development areas (LCDAs) of the state will be mobilised to support his re-election." Okoro appealed to women not to allow their children to be used as political thugs in the forthcoming elections.
Oladotun Hassan, president of the Yoruba council worldwide, also spoke during the briefing and appealed to all Igbo people in the state to "reach out to their brothers and sisters to disregard all the unfounded allegations against the governor."
"I am appealing to all our wonderful Igbo people in Lagos State, to please ensure and reach out to their beloved brothers and lovely sisters and let them know and confirm to them that all those spurious allegations were nothing but satanic intrigues and orchestrated lies from a pit of hell and that it is just a premeditated antics in futility at casting aspersions against our dear Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and give a dog a bad name in order to hang it," Hassan said.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.