Lagos 2023 Guber: Sanwo-Olu's Re-election Bid Boosted as Deputy Gov Candidate of Another Party, Joins APC

Lagos 2023 Guber: Sanwo-Olu's Re-election Bid Boosted as Deputy Gov Candidate of Another Party, Joins APC

  • Ahead of the Saturday, March 11, governorship election in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is getting a lot of support
  • This is as the deputy governorship candidate of the SDP, Abeni Animasahun, has joined Sanwo-Olu's campaign train
  • The southwest politician who pledged full support for the governor on Wednesday has defected to to the APC with her supporters

Lagos - Abeni Animasahun, the deputy governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lagos, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Animasahun who joined the APC with her numerous supporters on Wednesday, March 8, has endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for re-election, The Nation reports.

Gov Sanwo-Olu
With this support, Is close to retaining his governorship seat
Source: UGC

Promising Sanwo-Olu that she and the defectors will campaign for his victory, she said at the defection ceremony in Lagos, she said:

”We reached the decision, sequence to our thorough analysis of all the governorship candidates including our own, their antecedents, pedigree, experience, manifestos, and broad acceptance across the State.

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“Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Quadri Hamzat combination stand head and shoulder above the rest.”

Animasahun advised residents not to sacrifice the massive achievements of the Sanwo-Olu-led administration in the name of politics.

She went on:

“The Governor’s consistency as a progressive democrat is worthy of emulation by all budding politicians. We observed at a close range his energetic campaign through the nooks, corners, and crannies of the state.
“He has delivered on his social contract with the good people of Lagos through the famed THEMES mantra.
“It’s worthy of note that he literally saved the country from the scourge of Covid 19 through proactive measures that underscored his responsive and responsible attributes.

“Among others, massive road construction, investments in education, healthcare services, the environment, youth empowerment, tourism, public transportation, housing, and science and technology need to be consolidated during his second term.”

2023 governorship poll: MURIC backs Sanwo-Olu for second term, gives reason

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Monday, March 6, said it supports Sanwo-Olu’s bid for a second term in office as the governor of Lagos state.

The group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, disclosed this through a statement issued to journalists on Monday.

Why Sanwo-Olu should be re-elected, MURIC speaks

According to the Islamic group, the governor’s scorecard reveals giant steps in critical areas, hence he deserves a second term in office, following his performance in his first term.


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