- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu seems to be very confident that he will be re-elected for a second term by Lagosians
- The Lagos state governor gave a hint of his thoughts regarding his second term ambition during a live TV programme
- Sanwo-Olu says it will make sense for residents of the mega city to allow his administration stay in office for another four years
Lagos - Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has said Lagosians will know what they will be missing if his administration is not allowed a second term.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, January 28, Sanwo-Olu said his government is trying to do its best and meet the expectations of citizens and also finish his first term in a strong position.
Asked by Chamberlain Usoh, one of the anchors of the programme if he is interested in a second term, Sanwo-Olu said when the time comes, he would ask questions, consult stakeholders on what they want and the way forward.
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“I will ask, I will consult. Citizens, how do you see it? These are some of the things; that’s how you get it down. Try and finish very strong. You know when it is time for us to do all the politicking we will do it.
“I think we are doing a very good job if I dare say so. I think the citizens know what it is they will be missing if they don’t let us continue to wrap up all the things we are doing.”
Speaking to Legit.ng on the issue, an APC chieftain in Lagos, Ololade Falola, stated that Sanwo-Olu has no competitor within the party in the state.
“Apart from the fact that he has the first right of refusal as the sitting governor, Sanwo-Olu has performed tremendously well in managing the affairs of Lagos.
“Also, I don't think there is anyone in the party willing to contest against him because of the hard work he has been doing.
“I think at the end of the day, a consensus arrangement will be made to adopt him as the candidate of the party, so we can focus on the main election, which we are also sure of winning with a landslide.”
Nigerians react to Sanwo-Olu's live interview on Channels TV
The interview of the Lagos state governor has been generating comments on Twitter as he is one of the trending topics on the micro-blogging site.
Micheal Akanji wrote:
“Sanwo Olu is basically the best governor we currently have in Nigeria, man is doing wonderfully well.”
Enetomhe Stephen wrote:
“Being competent at what one does is great but being able to communicate effective with those who are interested in one's competence is a serious added advantage. Sanwo Olu's mouth sells his performance in office more than anything.”
Phillips Tunde wrote:
“Sanwo-Olu is a brilliant administrator with a leash round his neck, without the leash Sanwo can make lagos Dubai. Just my opinion.”
2023: Lagos APC reiterates support for Tinubu's presidential ambition
Meanwhile, All Progressives Congress, APC, publicity secretary in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, has dismissed concerns over Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's age, educational qualification, and source of wealth.
There have been a series of allegations against the former Lagos state governor in the public space after the declaration of his ambition to contest in the 2023 presidential poll.
Oladejo, on Tuesday, January 25, during a media parley on a wide range of issues, charged those kicking against Tinubu's presidential ambition to be democratic and provide facts rather than resorting to cheap blackmail.
2023: MURIC berates Afenifere for not supporting Tinubu
On its part, an Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has tackled the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, over the latter’s refusal to support Tinubu's presidential ambition.
MURIC argued that Tinubu deserves Afenifere’s support in view of his active role in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.
The group made its stance known in a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, January 25, and seen by Legit.ng.