A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Babajide Sanwoolu, has submitted his nomination form.He was at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja Wednesday morning. Sanwoolu submitted the forms to APC National Legal Adviser, Bar. Babatunde Ogala.
A chieftain of the party in Lagos, James Odunbanmku, and Tinubu’s former Chief Detail, Tayo Ayinde, accompanied the aspirant.
Recall that the Vice Chairman of the APC in Lagos East Senatorial District, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, has stated that National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu instructed them to work towards the emergence of Sanwonolu as the next governor of the state.
He said, “In 2006, we were in the council, cabinet of Lagos State. We have a large number of aspirants wanting to be governor. When Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave the signal, those of us who believe that this is a visionary leader who can be trusted, because it is God who appoints a leader in a season. This season, this is the man whom God appoints and we all accepted.
“Where Tinubu directed us then, many protested then that his preferred candidate doesn’t know anybody in the party, be it ward, women, or party leader. Then, we went to Adebola House, it was a serious fight but our oga (leader) insisted that this is my preferred candidate who will succeed me as governor of Lagos State? Did we enjoy him or not? We enjoyed him because he performed creditably well.
“During the 2015 election, our oga again gave signal. Some people again protested, saying this person you are canvassing for the position is just a civil servant. Each time oga makes recommendation or say this is where we are going, some of us who believe in him, we don’t question it.
“We follow it and we have never regretted it. This one that oga has again given us and we accepted it because we believe our oga and we believe in God because it is God that chooses a leader in any season. The leader God has chosen for us, this one he has given us as his preferred candidate, we will be successful.
“We may be wondering why is this so? But if we yield to our boss’ direction wholeheartedly, we will be happy at the end of it. His preferred candidate right now is our man, our brother, our son, our member, our friend. It is the person Jagaban hands over to us as his choice, we will follow.
“By the grace of God and the support of the people of Lagos State, we will assume the leadership in the State House by God’s grace. Sanwo-Olu will sit as the next governor of Lagos State. If he assumes the position, none of us will be missing in action”.
Olusanya’s position was corroborated by Odunmbaku, the former Deputy Chairman of APC in Lagos, who said, “Honourable Babajide Sanwo-Olu is the incoming governor of Lagos State”.