March 18 Polls: Lagos residents pledge total support for Sanwo-Olu
By Oluwatope Lawanson
Some residents of Lagos State on Thursday turned out in their large numbers assuring Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of their votes on Saturday.
The residents include members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Surulere Local Government Area of the state, where they went on House-to-House campaigns.
Speaking through one of their leaders, Alhaji Olayiwola Niniola, the residents said they were ready to give maximum votes to the governor and all APC candidates in the state House of Assembly.
Niniola pledged that Surulere would build on the good performance recorded during the Feb. 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
According to him, residents of Lagos should guard against any attempt to relinquish political power to those who may not serve their interests.
He, therefore, advised the residents to be law abiding as they perform their civic duties during the election.
Similarly, Mr Olusegun Odunniyi, another APC chieftain, urged the people to come out en masse and exercise their franchise for all the APC candidates.
He called on all eligible voters to cast their ballots to return Sanwo-Olu to office while assuring them that there would be no violence during the exercise.
Speaking on behalf of the APC Women Group, Alhaja Fausat Teslim noted that the current administration had empowered good number of women and youths since coming into office.
“I appeal to all women and youths to come out and vote for the re-election of Sanwo-Olu and all APC candidate,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 16 political parties are fielding candidates for the governorship elections, while 394 candidates will slug it out for 20 House of Assembly seats in the state.