A Lagos governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon.Jide Sanwo-olu has raised the alarm over what he described as plans to disrupt the process of the party’s rescheduled primary election.
Sanwolu is the only contestant against the state incumbent Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in the primary election, due to hold on Monday.
In a statement issued by The Director General, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu Campaign Organisation (BOSCO), Mr. Tayo Ayinde, on Sunday, the Campaign Organisation said it notes ” with concern, attempt by some unscrupulous elements to disrupt the election process”
Referring to the unruly conduct of some persons recorded at the venue of a meeting of stakeholders with party members in Lagos on Saturday, the group said “what we witnessed during the APC’s stakeholders meeting at the party’s secretariat, where hundred of thugs were hired to cause mayhem, was pointer to sinister motives of some people to make it difficult for the election to hold”
The organization thus called on all security agencies to be alive to their duties by providing adequate security to citizens who will be casting votes, just as it advised them not to be partisan.
Registering its readiness for the rescheduled election on Monday, the group said its governorship aspirant, Sanwo-olu, is set for the election, urging all card carrying members of the APC to file out to exercise their franchise in a peaceful and orderly manner.
“Our aspirant, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has enjoyed tremendous support, goodwill and endorsements from various sections of the party, including from Governor Advisory Committee (GAC), 36 members of Lagos State House Assembly, senators from three senatorial districts of the state and members of House of Representatives as well as Market and religious leaders.
“We believe that our aspirant must go to the primary to test his popularity before members of the party” the group stressed.
Still basking in the euphoria of a political advantaged it recorded with a co contestant stepping down for the group’s aspirant at the weekend, the Sanwo-Olu campaign team re-echoed that “one of the contenders in the governorship race, former commissioner of Works, Dr. Femi Hamzat, just boosted our chances of winning by stepping down for our aspirant in an unprecedented manner.”
Submitting that it is democratic and believe strongly in the tenets of democracy, the group said “without any doubt, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu, a thorough bred professional administrator and politician remains a candidate to beat in this coming election.”
By: Femi Adepoju