Sanwo-olu will emerge as Lagos APC governorship flag bearer- 57 councils’ vice chairmen

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Sanwo-olu will emerge as Lagos APC governorship flag bearer- 57 councils’ vice chairmen

Jide Sanwo-olu (2nd left) displaying his APC Gubernatorial nomination form recently

An association of 57 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) Vice Chairmen in Lagos,  Lagos State Association of Councils’ Vice Chairmen (LASACVIC), has assured that the state’s chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo-olu,  would emerged as winner of a governorship primary election that would be taking place coming weekend, the assurance of which came after declaring that they were solidly behind the aspirant, just as their senior colleagues, 57 chairmen of councils, did few days ago.

In their united voice,  the councils’ vice chairmen indicated that the members of the association had aligned with the party’s leaders and chairmen of councils decision on Sanwo-olu and that the state incumbent Government, Akinwunmi Ambode, cannot secure votes from the group during primary election.

As learnt, it was said that the endorsement of the 57 vice chairmen was a boost on governorship’s aspirant and that it was an indication that there may likely not be rough edges for Sanwo-olu, with the group declaration that they had aligned with the party to vote members’ choice during primary election exercise.

It would be recalled that local government chairmen across the state gave their endorsement yesterday aside others who had thrown support behind Sanwoolu, who was regarded as anointed candidate of the APC National Leader,Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Sanwoolu will be contesting the primary against the incumbent, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and another aspirant, Dr Femi Hamzat.

The Vice Chairman, Ikosi-Isheri LCDA, and Chairman, LASACVIC, Bolanle Bada, disclosed that the members of the association had resolved to align with the party leaders and elders in ensuring that Sanwoolu emerge the APC governorship candidate at the primary to be held in the state.

Speaking during a meeting with Sanwo-olu campaign organisation, Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu Campaign Organisation (BOSCO), on Sunday in Lagos, Bada explained that the entire members of the group were for the party’s progress and that association share same dream with leaders and as well as founding fathers of the party who had sacrificed to ensure they keep the house in order.

Before leaders of the party including Cardinal James Odunmbaku, Kaoli Olusanya, Ganiyu Badmus, as well as, Director General, BOSCO, Tayo Ayinde, the chairman lamented over plights of majority of her colleagues under the present administration in the state, saying the situation had reached a level that non of the group’s members could bear any longer.

She alleged that the Ambode underrated the vice chairmen and that they cannot longer serve under him as governor, adding that, the state deserves a listening leader compare to present situation.

Bada assured the party’s leaders during the meeting that she and her colleagues could be trusted on the project and they should be counted as part of the struggle.

We have mobilized ourselves and have started spreading the gospel in our councils to ensure our APC members know the director that leaders already taken.

It is Sanwo-olu and we would do everything within our capacity to ensure seal the primary election winning for him by Saturday.
It is difficult for us to access Ambode since he came into office and the council chairmen have been push to the wall.

On her part, another council vice-chairman, Folashade Oba, assured that Sanwoolu should count on the support of pillar 57 describing the group as dependable, reliable and trust-worthy.

“We are dependable, we are reliable and we are trust- worthy, you always can count on us. We agree that the party is supreme, we are going to where the party is going,” he said.

Ayinde, who addressed the council  vice chairmen,  urged the association to regard the governorship aspirant as a man that stand for the entire party and not that of any group.

He cautioned that APC should not be allowed to be divided and that every members of the party need to come together for the unity of the house, saying he had embarked on political reconciliation movement, with aim to bring together warring faction.

He, however, promise that Sanwo-olu would run a government of all inclusive and be a listening leader when he gets to seat of power, come 2019.

Source: Newsdesk

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