The Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Babajide Sanwo-Olu has harped on the need for people in the state to take greater interest in the state’s affairs.
This is even as he promised and all inclusive government if elected into power during the forthcoming general elections.
Sanwo-Olu made the pledge during the Town Hall meeting and interactive session organised by Edo indigenes who are members of Ibhiedo NE R’ Eko to address the dwindling role they have played in the political affairs of Lagos State over the years.
Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu advised all present of the need to be a participant in the discussions of Lagos State as that is the only way the people can stake their claim in the grand scheme of things.
He said; “I have said before now that my government is going to be an inclusive one which will be open to listen to all Lagosians irrespective of your tribe, religion and belief, for as long as you are a committed and law abiding committed Lagosian, you will have unfettered access to my government.
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“You are an important stakeholder in the politics of Lagos State and we are more excited that the Oba of Benin himself sent a representative to come and witness this epoch making occasion.
“All of us are in this government together, what we want to ensure is that the greatest good is for the greatest number and will not be unmindful that developments and appointments have to be representational which has to cut across all our stakeholders,” he added.
According to the convener, Chief Ewie Aimienwauu, aside addressing the dwindling role Edo indigenes have played in the political affairs of Lagos State in the past, the Town Hall meeting will begin a process of engaging various stakeholders in Lagos State and to offer support where the interest of members will be represented and protected.
The event which was staged at the National Arts Theatre, also afforded Edo indigenes the opportunity to meet, greet, ask questions and get first hand answers on issues that pertain to Edo progress in Lagos State from the APC Gubernatorial flagbearer.