36 Out Of 40 Lagos Assembly Members Endorse Sanwo-Olu [Update]
As Femi Hamzat Steps down
Almost all members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have endorsed Hon. Jide Sanwo-Olu as the next governor of the state, thereby making the ambition of the incumbent governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode an uphill task.
Only four members of the Assembly are yet to be identified with endorsement of Sanwo-Olu
Also, Hon. Femi Hamzat has stepped down for Sanwo-Olu putting Governor Ambode’s in a tighter corner.
Hamzat, who is an aspirant in the Lagos state governorship election, stepped down for Sanwo-Olu this morning.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu received Ambode at his Resident in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.
Amobode faces a primary election against Sanwo-Olu, said to be Tinubu’s candidate and Obafemi Hamzat, on Sunday.
Ambode came with Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, a former Minister of State for Defence under the former President Jonathan administration.
During the meeting, Tinubu said that the party’s victory in the Osun governorship election shows that democracy is at work in the country.
Tinubu also received Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and the newly-elected state Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.
Oyetola of the APC was declared as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the end of Thursday’s re-run election in seven polling units.
Speaking, Tinubu said:
“The people of Osun, the state of ‘Omoluabi’ demonstrated their strong determination, they have good judgment, they exercised their rights to choose the best candidate necessary for developmental programmes in the state.
“When you look at those who were running, you have the best, the most brilliant, the most qualified, competent, calm and great candidate.
“That is what they have done to show that democracy is at work.
“Democracy is about the people, and the people have equally exercised their right to be tolerant, patient, persevere and do what is necessary to develop the economy of the state.
“And you need the most competent person that will perform.
“In leadership, you need a thinker and a doer that must be present in the mind, body and soul; that person who will carry the responsibility of he state and I feel that Mr Oyetola fits perfectly,” he said.
Tinubu urged the people of Osun to encourage and give maximum support to Oyetola.
“The rest is for the people of Osun state to rally round and give him the necessary support and encourage him to do well following the legacy already built.
“He already has a blueprint for development agenda,” he said.
Barely 24 hours after he hosted Ambode at his home, he called on his boys at the Assembly to endorse Hon. Sanwo-Olu as the next governor.
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