Elections: Lagos communities endorse Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu


Community Development Associations (CDAs) in Lagos has endorsed the second term bid of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu.

The Chairman of the CDAs in the state, Mr Afeez Hamzat, made the pronouncement during the Community Day Celebration, held at the Police College, Ikeja, where representatives of all 57 council areas of the state participated.

The Community Day Celebration, organized by the State Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, has the theme: ”Strengthening Community Engagement For Inclusive Governance”.

Speaking at the event, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that the endorsement for a second term was an attestation that his administration had been doing a lot in the state.

Sanwo-Olu promised that his government would not embarrass the masses for the confidence they reposed in the administration.

Enumerating some of his achievements, he said that not less than 40 traditional rulers had been installed since the administration came on board.

”I acknowledge everyone of you and I recognize all the CDAs here today. It gives great honour to address you at another annual community day celebration

“I cannot thank you enough for being our eyes and ears in the last three years since the launch of our ‘Greater Lagos’.

”Let me emphatically say that at the inauguration of this advisory council in March 2020, you have not only been dependable but trusted. You have been given a lot of advice.

”Our loyalty is to serve the people. We have assured you purposeful governance. That assurance is being confirmed. I take this endorsement for the entire political structures in Lagos State, including our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

”Let us put a man who has done it in Lagos State, so that all what he did in Lagos can come to bear at the national level,” the governor said.

The CDAs chairman, Hamzat, said that the achievements of the present administration endeared the community members to endorse the governor for a second term in office.

”On behalf of over 4,000 active CDAs in Lagos State, we appreciate the state government’s efforts towards our CDAs.

Some of the landmark projects are the Blue Line, massive roads infrastructure, establishment of two new universities.

”If not for the timely intervention of your government, many lives would have been lost in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank you for the efforts all geared for the wellbeing of the people.

”My people said I should express thank you for approving this annual program. We humbly remind you of your promises during our last meeting.

”On this note, the executive resolved we are openly endorsing you for second term and we are presenting APC flag to you as a symbol of our endorsement,” he said.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community Affairs, Mr Balaji Roberts, said that the program was to demonstrate that dividends of democracy were provided for the people.

”The state government welcomes you as our development partners. It is in recognition of this that we have gathered here today and we are presenting prizes,” Roberts said.


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