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Nine Lagos Guber Candidates Steps Down For Sanwo Olu | SEE THEIR REASONS


Nine Lagos Guber Candidates Steps Down For Sanwo Olu | SEE THEIR REASONS

The second tenure bid of governor Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has gotten a boost as nine political parties in the state and their governorship candidates have stepped down and declared support for him.


The candidates under the auspices of Alliance of Registered Political Parties, formally endorsed and declared their support for the re-election bid of Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat in the March 18, 2023  governorship election in the state in view of his achievements in the last four years.

The political parties who have stepped down for Sanwo Olu include; the Young Progressive Party, (YPP), APP, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), National Rescue Movement (NRM) and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

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Speaking on behalf of the political parties during an event held in the state, the governorship candidate of YPP in the state, Adebayo Ajayi, said;

We are here to make known our minds on the forthcoming election in Lagos state.

“I wish to welcome you to all this gathering convened by the Alliance of Registered Political Parties (ARPP) comprising nine registered political parties namely APP, ADP, APM, NRM, YPP, NNPP, ZLP, SDP and PRP, to formally declare our support for Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu for another term of office.

“ARPP is a group of nine committed and patriotic registered political parties in Lagos State that is interested in the good works of the state government under Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu and desire continuity and realisation of the dream Lagos of this administration.

“We reached this decision sequence to our thorough analysis of all the good works and rapid development in Lagos.

“We cannot sacrifice the various landmark achievements of the present administration scattered in the state on the altar of the bitter politicking.

“The governor’s consistency as a progressive democrat is worthy of commendation and continuity. He has delivered on his social contract to the good people of Lagos state.

“It makes a whole lot of sense for Lagos State to be in tune with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidency at a time like this to achieve our age long desires and lofty aspirations.

“From this end, the governorship candidates of the Alliance namely governorship candidate of YPP, Ajayi Adebayo, Chief Adeyemi Abiola (APP), Adenipekun Adekunle (ZLP), Kupoluyi Funmi, (APM), Ishola Bamidele, (ADP), are stepping down their governorship ambitions to declare their support for Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu.

“This support is borne out of love and desire for a greater Lagos which BOS has set the pace and serve to drive it to fruition.

“We however wish to seize this opportunity to inform and urge all our supporters across Lagos State to vote massively on Saturday, March 18, for Babajide Sanwo Olu as governor and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat for second term.”

On his own part, the ZLP Lagos state chairman, Adekunle Adenipekun said;

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“History is taking place today. Today is the day when political parties in Lagos come together to make history as political parties officially declared their support for the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.”

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