By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Monarchs in Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode’s hometown, Epe, have endorsed All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead 2019 election in the state.
The endorsement of Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr Femi Hamzat as the monarch’s consensus candidate to succeed the incumbent governor in 2019, came barely two months after APC gubernatorial primary in the state.
In their unanimous tone, the traditional rulers indicated that the choice of Sanwo-Olu and his running mate was sign that next administration would also follow the state development master plan and as well carry along Lagosians.
The leader of the division of the traditional rulers, Kamodudeen Animashaun, Oloja of Epe, disclosed that the entire monarchs from Epe reached agreement that they would support Sanwoolu-Olu and his running mate during 2019 governorship election.
Speaking during a visitation by Lagos APC’s governorship candidate and his campaign team to the monarch’s palace in Epe on Friday, Animashaun stated giving Sanwoolu-Olu needed support was their collective responsibility that must be met, assuring the Sanwoolu-Olu and his team of Epe vote block during the election.
He advised Sanwoolu-Olu not to neglect Epe indigenes, as well as projects, established by the current administration, that may not witness completion face before he comes into power 2019.
According to him, all Epe roads under Maintenance and construction, and other projects which are yet to be compete, must not be abandoned by next administration.
“We are good people and very accusative and once we are been carried along and attended to, we are all in for progressive government.”
Responding, Sanwo-Olu explained that the aim behind the visit was to seek royal blessing before embarking on state-wide campaign for next year’s election.
The APC gubernatorial candidate assured if elected, the administration would not immediately embark on new projects, saying, emphasis would be to complete all ongoing projects across the state.
Sanwo-Olu stressed that he and Hamzat believe rather than embarking on fresh projects, concentration would be to release funds, if necessary, to all ongoing projects to fast track their completion and usage by residents of Lagos.
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