Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
Ahead of this weekend’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has endorses the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for Lagos State.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja, the National Coordinator of the non-governmental organisation, Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, hinged the endorsement on what it described as his antecedents, rare qualities, transparency, financial discipline, accountability and fairness of the aspirant.
He said: “TAN hereby endorses the candidate of the APC, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the Lagos State governorship elections slated for Saturday, March 9, 2019.
“This well-thought out decision has become exigent after extensive deliberations and consultations with key stakeholders in Lagos State while giving due consideration to the manifesto of every contestant. We are in no doubt that Babajide Sanwo-Olu represents the ‘Next Level’ Lagos state is in dire need of.
“Sanwo-Olu’s antecedents speak volume of his rare qualities – transparency, financial discipline, accountability and fairness. He represents the vision and passion for a greater Lagos State and we are proud to have endorsed his candidature and eventual succession as the governor of Lagos State.
“We are of the ardent belief that the strategic focus of Mr. Sanwo Olu’s administration will certainly build a better tomorrow filled with opportunities, unity and hope for Lagosians.
“A vote for Mr. Sanwo-Olu is a vote for economic prosperity, infrastructural development and most importantly, qualitative governance and institutional reforms.
“In light of the foregoing and by this press release, we hereby activate with immediate effect, all our political structures and mechanisms, door-to-door campaigners, market groups as well as other key groups and structures which have been used to achieve ground-breaking and historic feats in Lagos State so as to ensure that Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Party (APC) is returned elected as the next governor of Lagos State.
“We also wish to call on well-meaning Nigerians to join us in working assiduously in a bid to install good governance at all levels in our polity through the election of credible, competent, qualified and honourable men and women into political offices, under a free, fair and democratic process. Let us all join hands to ensure that Lagos State attains the ‘Next Level,” he noted.