Sanwo-Olu Declares War on Ambode for Lagos APC Ticket

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced his bid to seek the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 Lagos governorship election, pitting him directly against incumbent Akinwunmi Ambode.

Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunday while addressing his supporters at City Hall, Lagos, saying he intends to make Lagos the “greatest, most vibrant city on the African continent, taking its rightful place in the comity of states around the globe”.

“I have a vision for a Lagos with modern and affordable transport system, impeccable public health facilities, world class educational institutions, where we succeed in educating and skilling our youth, especially our children,” he continued.

“A vision for a Lagos where our children are educated and our youth are highly-skilled, healthy, free of hunger, illiteracy, disease and destitution.

“There’s a lot of work to be done to achieve the Lagos of our dream.”

Commending Babatunde Fashola, former Lagos governor, for his efforts while leading the state, Sanwo-Olu said he “will be a good party man and run an inclusive government”.

A former banker, Sanwo-Olu is believed to have the backing of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC and undisputed kingmaker in Lagos.

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