- The APC governorship candidate in Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to address poverty in the state
- Sanwo-Olu said there is large disparity between the very rich and very poor in the country
- He, however, thanked Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for supporting his aspiration and working toward his emergence as the APC governorship candidate in the state
The flag bearer of Lagos state chapter of APC for the 2019 governorship election, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his administration would focus extensively on the development of the grassroots people and eradication of poverty if elected.
Sanwo-Olu made this known while speaking during his ‘Thank you visit to Lagos Central Senatorial District leadership forum’ where he met with APC leaders in the senatorial district at Muri-Okunola Street, Victoria Island in Lagos.
He said:“There is large disparity between the very rich and very poor in the country. There are many poor people at the grassroots and we must do everything to touch their lives. We will do something tangible to ensure that we touch the lives of the poor and those at the grassroots for them to feel the impact of government.
“Our government will be a listening government. Our government will be a government that will look at party and look at the party’s manifestoe. We will not condole wasteful spending but we will be fair to everybody. We will make sure that we ensure that the greatest good is for the greatest numbers.”
He also thanked Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and all the members of the Governor’s Advisory Council, the apex leadership body of Lagos APC for supporting his aspiration and working toward his emergence as the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State.
Also speaking at the event, APC apex leader in Lagos central senatorial district and GAC member, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, urged all the party leaders to work for Sanwo-Olu and APC success in next year governorship election.
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The director general of Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu Campaign Organisation (BOSCO), Tayo Ayinde, said the organisation is working toward ensuring that they deliver 2.5million votes for Sanwo-Olu in next year governorship election.
Olatunji Hamzat , former Lagos state commissioner for works and APC governorship aspirant, also implored party members to campaign for the party and mobilized to ensure that 50 per cent of the registered voters vote for APC in 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the APC in Lagos state declared Jide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the primary election and governorship candidate of the party for 2019.
Tunde Balogun who is the chairman of the party in Lagos announced the result on Tuesday, October 2 at the party secretariat.
According to him, Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes to defeat Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who reportedly had 72,901 votes. This declaration is coming even after it was reported that the National Working Committee of the party had cancelled the exercise.
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