Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor, asserted that he merits a second term to continue the state’s progress towards development.
Sanwo-Olu made this statement on Wednesday in an interview with Nigerian Info.
He asked Lagosians to vote based on candidates’ experience and track records rather than riding the political party’s wave.
“Judge me by my experience, I was already at the top level before entering into government, I was a top manager in a bank and I understand what It takes to be the governor of a mega city like lagos,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Sanwo-Olu is running for reelection as governor under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His reelection campaign will be opposed by the Labour Party’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and the People’s Democratic Party’s Olajide Adediran, both of whom are running for governor (PDP).
Political analysts contend that the APC’s defeat by the Labour Party in Lagos State during the presidential election may be a sign of things to come in the governorship vote.
Sanwo-Olu and top APC officials in Lagos State maintain that the governor has done well during his first term and that the public will thank him on March 18 with their ballots because of this.
Sanwo-Olu claimed that the infrastructure initiatives his administration has undertaken in the areas of transportation, education, healthcare, and the economy have improved the lives of Lagosians.
“We are already building concurrently five overhead bridges – starting from Ebute Metta, it is about 85% completed, the other at Yaba, about 95% Completed another one at Mushing to Onipanu, another one at
Ikeja along, and the last at Ayoola Coker at Iju,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Sanwo-Olu revealed that the government is taking action to stop fatal incidents like the collision between a train and a bus carrying employees of the Lagos State in Ikeja.
“We now have the physical barrier which can stop this from happening, we also have the gated barrier, and the third one is the signalisation which through lights we can be notified of an oncoming train.”