Babajide Sanwo-Olu, leading challenger to incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has announced his bid to seek the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 Lagos governorship election.
Sanwo-Olu declared on Sunday while addressing his supporters at City Hall, Lagos.
The governorship aspirant says 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”.
He said, “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.
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“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.”
Sanwo-Olu said he “will be a good party man and run an inclusive government”.
He also commended Babatunde Fashola, former governor of the state for his achievements while at the saddle.
Sanwo-Olu is believed to enjoy the support of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party.
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