Ndigbo In Lagos Will Support Sanwo-Olu’s Second Term Bid – Ohanaeze
The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State has assured the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that Ndigbo in Lagos will support and vote for his re-election in 2023.
Ohanaeze leadership in Lagos State gave this assurance on Sunday as part of it’s response to Governor Sanwo-Olu’s passionate call on Ndigbo in Lagos State never to “allow anything to divide us and to disrupt the peace in Lagos State.”
Sanwo-Olu urged residents of the state to continuously ensure that Lagos remains politically stable for continuous peace, which it currently enjoys.
The governor made the appeal on Sunday during his meeting at the Lagos House, Marina, with leaders of the Lagos State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, led by its President, Chief Solomon Ogbonna, and Ohanaeze Political Forum, led by its Chairman, Chief Chris Ekwilo.
The Governor said that for Lagos residents, especially the Igbo people, the 2023 General Elections should be about who has the best interest of the nation at heart, a person who, over the years, has created opportunities without consideration for tribal interests and who has given a genuine platform for people to thrive, live and work well.
Sanwo-Olu said: “There is no part of this state that one form of development is not happening. We will continue to push development in every nook and cranny of the state. This is the most peaceful state in the country. We spent so much on security to keep all of us saved on a daily basis. So, if people now come and want to divide us, we shouldn’t let that happen.
“We all have a responsibility to continue to ensure that Lagos continues to remain politically stable for all of us so that we can continue to enjoy the peace that we are all experiencing. All the things we are doing are natural for us to do because God has created us to make life better for our fellow human beings.
“Don’t let us begin to divide what has held us. Let us be careful and let our people know that what is holding us together is bigger than wanting to divide us. For me, it is not just about coming back; it is just because we want the development to continue in Lagos. We will do our best. We will convince and carry everybody along and make sure we give everybody a space. Don’t change something that is good and working,” he told the Igbo leaders.
He also commended the state leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying Ogbonna is passionate about his kinsmen and the welfare of Ndigbo in the state.
In his response, Ogbonna said: “I want to commend Governor Sanwo-Olu for his support for Igbo people in Lagos State. He has fulfilled all the campaign promises he made in 2019 to Igbo in Lagos. So, we must support him and APC.”
He added: “We will support Sanwo-Olu’s second term in Lagos because Sanwo-Olu is extraordinary.
“In 2023 elections, we will support Sanwo-Olu for second term”.
For Ekwilo Sanwo-Olu is “best among equals.” He also assures that Ndigbo will work for Sanwo-Olu’s victory in Lagos State in 2023 Elections.