Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has urged Lagosians to turn out in large numbers to re-elect Governor Babajide SanwoOlu in the March 11 Governorship Election.
The Deputy Governor who stated this on Friday at the B.O.S for Participatory Governance Stakeholders’ Meeting held at Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, said the administration can only continue to build on the numerous successes being presently enjoyed in the State, if reelected.
He added that the State would have more benefits by voting massively for all candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections.
Hamzat noted that since the Presidential Candidate of the Party and former Governor of the State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is now the President-elect of the country, they need to do more to ensure that the party candidates emerge winners in the Governorship and House of Assembly Election, so that the state can align with a man that has been a governor of the state, who knows, understands and will assist the state the more in tackling her challenges.
The Deputy Governor, while berating the low turnout of voters during the last presidential election, called on the people to come out as there will not be any violence during the election.
He stressed that the election is not a matter of fighting but simply for people to come out and exercise their civic responsibilities, monitor their votes and ensure that no one is harassed.
His words, “On March 11, don’t be scared, some people said they were scared and that was why they did not vote in the Presidential Election. There will be no violence. We are not fighting anybody. It is not a fight. It is to vote and monitor your vote. So, we should go and vote. Please Vote Our Party, APC for the Governorship and House of Assembly, so that we can continue to build on the successes.
“With all the complaints, people still say Lagos is the best State in this country. That means the Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat administration is doing something right but no human being can be perfect. We understand the agitations of the citizens and the challenges faced by all and we are committed to finding solutions to them all as a government”.
Speaking further, the Deputy Governor charged parents to make their children know and understand the history of the country and their society. The best State in the country is Lagos and people that are doing their best must be rewarded through the re-election of the present administration in Lagos.
Hamzat thanked everyone and God Almighty for the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the country’s President-Elect despite all the challenges.
He harped on the need for APC stakeholders to come together and work with unity of purpose to re-elect Babajide SanwoOlu and vote for other APC candidates in the March 11 election.
Earlier in his remarks, the Ojora of Ijora and Iganmu Kingdom, HRM Oba Fatai Aromire sued for calm and appealed to Lagosians to come out and vote for Governor Babajide SanwoOlu and his Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat as he expressed optimism that they will win the governorship Election.
All stakeholders at the meeting comprising ethnic groups, artisans, party faithful, traditional and religious leaders expressed their desires and determination to work and vote massively for the re-election of Governor Sanwo-Olu and all candidates of All Progressive Congress for the State House of Assembly.