- The Lagos state chapter of the APC commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over his choice of cabinet nominees
- The chapter's spokesman, Abiodun Salami, described the list of cabinet members as a perfect blend of tested politicians and competent professionals
- Salami added that the list reflected Sanwo-Olu’s appreciation of commitment and loyalty to the party as well as expertise to move the state to the next level
The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for including "tested party men" in his additional list of commissioner and special adviser nominees.
The assistant publicity secretary of the party in the state, Abiodun Salami, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, August 13, in Lagos.
Legit.ng reports that Gboyega Akosile, the deputy press secretary to the governor, in a statement said that another list of nominees had been sent to the legislature by Sanwo-Olu.
The statement said the publicity secretary of APC in the state, Joe Igbokwe; a former chairman of Ikosi/Isheri local council development area, Yetunde Arobieke; and a former Lagos lawmaker, Lola Akande, were on the 13-man list of technocrats and politicians.
Others include: a former member of the House of Representatives, Maruf Akinderu; Olanrewaju Sanusi, Oluwatoyin Fayinka and Oladele Ajayi.
Also, Bonu Saanu, Kabiru Ahmed, Prince Anofi Elegushi, Solape Hammond, Shulamite Adebolu and Tokunbo Wahab made the list.
Sanwo-Olu had released an initial list of 25 nominees in July that had been screened by the state House of Assembly .
Salami reacting to the development described the second list as a perfect blend of tested politicians and competent professionals.
He said the list reflected Sanwo-Olu’s appreciation of commitment and loyalty to the party, as well as expertise to move the state to the next level.
The assistant publicity secretary added that the chapter was particularly glad about the nomination of its spokesman, Igbokwe as well as Arobieke, saying the duo and others would deliver.
"We commend the governor for giving us a perfect mix of technocrats and professionals on the new list.
"The new nominees, just as those in the first list, are competent people who will help realise the goal of a better Lagos.
"We are glad that the governor has included our spokesman, Igbokwe, and other core party men who have always worked for the progress of APC in the state.
"With this list and the initial one, Lagos is definitely going to be a better place.
“We congratulate the governor and the new nominees. We wish them all the best,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that aggrieved APC supporters in Ondo on Tuesday, July 23, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the nomination of Senator Tayo Alasoadura as a minister representing the state.
The group under the aegis of Ondo APC solidarity group convened by Comrade Gbenga Bojuwomi in a statement sent to journalists called on President Buhari to replace Alasoadura with an APC loyalist.
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