Amidst singing, dancing and laughter, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Governor.
Held at the MUSON centre, the event tagged “Townhall Meeting of Stakeholders” was attended by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Chairmen from all over Lagos, patrons, Chairpersons of Women Wing, Youth Leaders as well as leaders of Town Unions.
In his opening remarks, President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State, Chief Solomon Ogbonna noted that the Stakeholders meeting was held to give the APC candidate an opportunity to interact directly with people who matter in the group as well as listen to his plans ahead the 2019 Gubernatorial election.
He noted that since his interaction with Mr Sanwo-Olu, he has been impressed with his humility, stating ” I have spoken to my people, and we have made up our minds that he is the best person to run Lagos.I have told them to vote Babajide Sanwo-Olu not because of his party, but the fact that he is detribalized and has the best plans for Lagosians.
“This is the best thing that can happen to Ndigbo in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, come out encased and vote.He is a friend of Ndigbo”
In his remarks, after applauding and singing with the women, Sanwo-Olu noted that Lagos under him will be a safe haven for all to live, work and do business.
He promised Ndigbos that they will not be discriminated against even in terms of developmental projects, he revealed that even as a Candidate he had arranged palliative measures for the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, noting that in the first three months as governor, he will sort out the Apapa gridlock.
In his words ” my government will be all inclusive. Igbos will not be left out. My Deputy, Dr Hazmat and I, have highlighted our roadmap for a greater Lagos hinged on five pillars.
” These are Traffic Management & Transportation, health and environment, Education & Technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century economy, Entertainment & Tourism”
He urged Ndigbos to go out on Saturday May 9th and vote for APC because its alliance with the government at the centre will be beneficial to all Lagosians.
According to him” Come Saturday, let us see a voters turnout that we have never seen before in Lagos, let us see commitment that we have never seen before in Lagos, let us encourage ourselves to ensure that your brother, your associate, new friend, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Dr Hazmat will jointly work with you to see a Lagos that all of you will be proud of, all your children will see prosperity, growth and your business will thrive.With your vote, we will ensure that Lagos will work for every Lagosian.
At the event where Sanwo-Olu and Dr Hazmat, shared Kolanut with the Igbo Chieftains, many who attended said they were impressed by Mr Sanwo-Olu’s charm and easy-gooing nature.
“Having seen him one on one, and heard from him, I will report to my people that he is our man” an elated Youth leader, Chibueze Odinaka, told our correspondent
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