Edo indigenes in Lagos have assured the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of their votes during the governorship election.
Speaking on behalf of Edolites in the state, Ewie Aimienwauu, the convener of Ibhiedo, said Edo people have contributed to the development of Lagos and want inclusion in the coming administration.
He said this during a town hall meeting at the National Arts Theatre between Edo indigenes and Sanwo-Olu.
“Without any doubt, the contribution of Edo indigenes in Lagos does not only span the religious, but, also, economic and entertainment sectors. We want a new deal for Edo indigenes in Lagos. We will not only vote for you. We are going to convince other ethnic nationalities to vote for you. My people have demands. We want to see Edo citizens in Lagos given government contracts and political appointments,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu, while addressing the Edo people with his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, said: “By the grace of God, we are going to run an inclusive administration. We are going to run a government that will listen to all Lagosians, irrespective of your tribe, religion or belief.” “As long as you are a law-abiding and committed Lagosian, you will have continuous access to us. So, you are an important stakeholders as far as we are concerned.