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Managing Lagos, Not A Circus Play – Sanwo-Olu Aims Dig At Jandor, Funke Akindele

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated he is certain that inhabitants of the state will re-elect him during the 2023 election based on his experience in government.

This was said by Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, August 7, during the Sunday Politics programme that was broadcast on Channels Television.

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When asked whether Dr. Olajide Adediran and his running companion, Funke Akindele, of the Peoples Democratic Party, were viable candidates for governor, the governor said that politics in Lagos State are not a circus and that qualified individuals are needed to lead the state’s ship.

Sanwo-Olu said;

If you have an emergency at 3 am, who would you call, what are your chances? Will you call a man that has the experience that has gone through the trenches before, that lives with it, that understands what the issues are and that appreciates what challenge you have even at that 3am? Or will you leave your chance to a man who does not know where the dial is and does not know what the issue of governance is?

This is Lagos, this is an informed audience. This is not a tea party. We are talking of real governance and the lives of over 20 million Nigerians bigger than the economy of Ghana or Kenya which is in itself a country. It is not a circus, it is a real thing and I don’t want to spite anyone because I have respect for all of the candidates that have emerged and the candidate of the particular party you are talking about.

Questions About Jandor’s Pedigree

Sanwo-OIu further mocked Jandor’s pedigree, noting that governing the state is not by trial-and-error.

He said;

But how do you begin to start, what about his pedigree? You can’t run a business of 100 people but you want to run an economy. The governance of Lagos is not a trial and error, you need to hit the ground running.

Lagosians have seen the experience and they will vote for a man that will roll up his sleeves to keep the city safe, the biggest and safest city, that provides opportunities for people, and that is Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

 

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