- Arewa community in Lagos has vowed to support APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat
- Mohammed Dandamma Yabo, chairman of the group, said the party has been a government of positive change
- Yabo, however, called on the Arewa people to vote for the APC candidates at all levels in the forthcoming general elections
The aspiration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu to govern Lagos state on Tuesday, January 30, received a major boost when Arewa community in the state vowed to support him in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
Mohammed Dandamma Yabo, chairman of the group, made this known while speaking during a joint rally organised by the Sanwo Eko support group and Arewa community at the National Stadium in the state.
This Day reports that Yabo stated that the APC had been a government of positive change saying "Our rally is to show support for the incoming governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy.
“We have market leaders here present. We implore the Arewa people to vote for the APC candidates at all levels. We will give at least three million votes of Arewa youths."
In his address, Sanwo-Olu lauded the Arewa support for APC at all time.
He said: “I want to thank all the leaders of Arewa and to say we are all together irrespective of our tribes. Let’s us bring back APC to power with our votes come general election.
"We will ensure we construct your market places to a modern one. We won’t leave the leaders because they are already part of us.”
Also speaking, Hamzat expressed gratitude to the group for what he described as “their demonstration of love and support."
He urged the community to vote in APC at the federal, state and local government levels saying “We thank everybody for coming here to support us. Nigeria has been destroyed and Buhari is fixing it. I urge you to cast your vote for APC for continuity.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the chairman, council of Eze Ndigbo in Lagos state, Eze Christian Nwachukwu, disclosed why Ndigbo in Lagos endorsed the All Progressives Congress candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu as their governorship candidate in the state.
He explained that the Igbo community believes in Sanwo-Olu and also believe that he will fulfill his campaigned promises when he becomes the next governor of the state.
Nwachukwu who made this known in Surulere during a townhall meeting organised by Ndigbo in APC of the state, said Sanwo-Olu has promised Ndigbo in the state inclusive government when elected, while other candidates have not.
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