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Osoba calls for Sanwo-Olu to remain in office



Osoba calls for Sanwo-Olu to remain in office

Olusegun Osoba, a former Ogun State Governor, has urged the Lagos electorate to re-elect Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the forthcoming governorship poll, saying he has done “so well”.

In an interview on Sunday, Osoba stated that Sanwo-Olu had accomplished “so much” in Lagos and that, in light of this, he deserved to receive a large number of votes on Saturday.

Osoba urged Lagos residents to redeem themselves by voting for a functioning government after expressing his displeasure with the voting pattern against the APC in Lagos State, particularly at Ikoyi, Eti-Osa Local Government Area (LGA), during the most recent presidential election.

“Lagos has given so much to all of us, let us pay back by showing gratitude to a Governor (Sanwo-Olu) who I believe has done his best,” Osoba was quoted as saying in a statement by Sanwo-Olu’s media aide, Gboyega Akosile.


The former Ogun State governor also appealed to Lagos residents, especially youths, Ndigbo in the state, and religious leaders not to allow ethnicity and religion be a dividing factor in the forthcoming governorship election in Lagos State.

“In Lagos, it hurts me and it gives me sleepless nights when educated people and others voted against APC in Ikoyi for example. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has done so well in Ikoyi. Ikoyi was totally run down; it was almost becoming a slum. And when Sanwo-Olu came in, he did so much renewal in Ikoyi.

“He has done a lot to fix Glover Road and McPherson Avenue with heavy drainage to address the flooding. He has also worked on Lateef Jakande, McDonald all the way down to Cooper Road, Alexander and Queen Drive.

“He has done so much renewal and yet some of us elites whose property value had gone [up] almost 50 percent voted blindly. I thought we would vote according to performance.

“Anywhere in the world, you assess a government and vote based on performance. I hope they will redeem their image. How can the Ikoyi voting pattern be against a government that performed?


“They voted against APC. What is their reason? Tunji Bello used to tell me about the efforts they always make to pump water every flooding period to save us from heavy flooding. So, it defies all reasonable logic the way people; educated people voted in Ikoyi for example, where I lived,” he stated.

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