BREAKING: Tinubu’s anointed, Sanwo-Olu declares to unseat Ambode, vows to restore Lagos lost glory
A gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Jide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, assured the people of the state that if given the mandate to govern them, he would restore the lost glory of the state.
Sanwo-Olu, believed to be the anointed candidate of the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said this while formally declaring to contest the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state.
He made his intention known on Sunday while addressing his supporters at City Hall, Lagos.
The development means that he [Sanwo-Olu] is ready to unseat the incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode, – starting from the contest for the APC ticket.
The aspirant is the Managing Director of Lagos State Property Development Corporation, LSDPC, a parastatal under Lagos State Government.
Sanwo-Olu said he will make Lagos the “greatest, most vibrant city on the African continent, taking its rightful place in the comity of states around the globe”.
His words: “I have a vision for a Lagos with modern and affordable transport system, impeccable public health facilities, world class educational institutions, where we succeed in educating and skilling our youth, especially our children.
“A vision for a Lagos where our children are educated and our youth are highly-skilled, healthy, free of hunger, illiteracy, disease and destitution.
“There’s a lot of work to be done to achieve the Lagos of our dream.”
Sanwo-Olu added that he, “will be a good party man and run an inclusive government” while he also commended Babatunde Fashola, former Lagos governor, for his efforts while leading the state”.