Contenders in the governorship race of Lagos state, under platform of All Progress Congress (APC), against former Commissioner for Establishment, who is also an aspirant, would have to battle their ways through an association of 57 chairmen from 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) who had just officially endorsed Sanwo-olu as their preferred candidate ahead of gubernatorial direct primary in the state.
The councils’ chairmen, under aegis of conference 57, unanimously said that they were solidly behind the governorship aspirant, just as they assured that there ware no going back on their actions.
The Chairman, Mainland Local Government, and Chair of Chair, Conference 57, Rasheedat Essien, stated that the members of the association approved the endorsement of Sanwo-olu and that the decision reached was after proper consultation from the state power house.
Speaking during the endorsement of Sanwo-olu on Tuesday in Lagos, Essien, assured the governorship aspirant of unconditional support of the council chairmen during and after the primary election.
She indicated that the struggle to work Sanwo-olu through the direct primary was a fight of the councils’ chairmen since they were the ones in the charge of grass root politics.
According to her, there was no other option other than Sanwo-olu and the governorship aspirant is the chairmen choice of candidate for the state seat of power.
“We members of conference 57 are reaffirming that we are committed to the project and by the grace of god we are going to deliver the state on Saturday, the day fixed for the governorship primaries”
Besides, a group of sole administrators, 57 in their numbers, also joined the train and rallied their support for the governor to be who would be going through the direct primary along side other contenders including the state’s incumbent Governor, Akinwumi Ambode.
Responding to the 57 councils’ chairmen, Sanwo-olu, who commended the association over their support, assured the group that he would run a government that would not leave any group behind and that he would make welfare of Lagosians his priority.
He urged the chairmen to mobilize members of the APC in their various local governments and councils for the direct primary and work more to ensure that he comes victorious in the election.
“I must commend you all for your sacrifice and believe in me, promise you better Lagos and good life once i come into power 2019 but before then, Saturday, the primary election day, is important.
“Saturday is for direct primary for all card carrying member of our great party, APC, lets us all come out, and make your own Sanwo-olu the APC’s governorship candidate in Lagos”.
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