2023 Polls: Gov Sanwo Olu Suspends Campaign Activities Indefinitely, Gives Reason
- The continued scarcity of motor gas and naira notes across the federation has forced Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to indefinitely halt his campaign
- This development also applies to other strata of political offices being contested under the ruling All Progressive Congress
- Governor Sanwo-Olu, however, urged Lagosians to keep calm and maintain peace pending when the crisis resolves
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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos state chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) have indefinitely suspended campaign activities across all strata of political offices.
This development was disclosed by Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, in a tweet sighted by Legit.ng on Tuesday, February 7.
According to Akosile, the governor and the party took the impromptu decision due to the current outcry over the continued scarcity of the new naira notes caused by the implementation of the new policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria to redesign the naira.
His tweet reads:
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"Gov @jidesanwoolu, @OfficialAPCNg, Lagos State chapter suspends campaign activities indefinitely due to the current situation in the country occasioned by the scarcity of fuel and currency.
The party chairman @APCchairman sympathizes with Lagosians and appealed for calm."
Lagos 2023: Sanwo Olu vs Jandor
Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu is seeking his second term in office with the governorship poll already in its penultimate month.
His major opponent at present still remains the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor.
The 45-year-old over the past few weeks has proven to be a contender, but political pundits think he would have to pull a big upset to unseat the incumbent in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.
2023 election: APC announces indefinite suspension of campaign, gives reason
In a similar situation, recall that Legit.ng reported that the election campaign of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will not be held as scheduled.
The party made this decision after it has initially rolled out dates to kick off campaigns.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state who made the announcement says it was for the sake of accommodating new stakeholders into the party.
2023 Elections: Confusion in Oyo as APC Postpones Campaign Rally, Gives Important Reason
Meanwhile, the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state has been postponed by the party.
The APC said the postponement was due to the lingering fuel and naira scarcity across parts of the country.
According to the ruling party, the decision will allow President Muhammadu Buhari some time to address the lingering issues.