The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured citizens that his re-election in 2023 will increase the greatness of the state.
The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, gave this promise on Wednesday during a press conference held to announce the official inauguration of the 2023 re-election campaign of the governor, at Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu said, “We have come to the incontrovertible conclusion that the fitting theme of the 2023 re-election campaign for Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat shall be, ‘A Greater Lagos Rising!’ It is a thematic continuum of what we promised in 2019.
“We promised our people A Greater Lagos. What do we see around us? Abundant evidence of a new city rising from the womb of time. We do not make a false claim of having reached the zenith of our journey.
“Our contextual usage of the word is as an adjective that suggests an upward swing, an increase, and an upward movement. These are the signs Lagosians can see all around the state.
“All of our campaign assets capture the place of the audacity of the spirit of Lagos in the rising of the city. The campaign assets are not some forms of self-adulation but fitting credit to the contributions of Lagosians, especially the youth, to the height Lagos has attained today.”
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress governorship campaign council, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, said the party would present campaign materials to all the nooks and crannies of the state to showcase the achievements of the Sanwo-Olu administration.
The state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, described the development of two rail lines, the building of a deep seaport and the delivery of international standard bus stations as evidence that ‘greater Lagos’ had started to rise.
Also, supporters of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday, organised a rally in the Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
The rally was organised by Oniba of Iba land, Oba Suleiman Adeshina, on Wednesday and it included a walk along the Trade Fair under-bridge to the Iyana-Iba axis along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway by the party faithful.
Speaking at the event, the state APC Chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi, called on supporters to cast their votes for Tinubu in the 2023 election, adding that had demonstrated his leadership capabilities as a former governor of the state.
Also present at the rally were the Chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages, Musiliu Akinsanya (popularly known as MC Oluomo) as well as traditional rulers such as the Onigando of Igando, Oba Lasisi Gbadamosi; the Alakesan of Akesan land, Oba Nojeemdeen Oduala 1; the Elegbeda of Egbeda, Oba Hameed Laka and Onijanikin of Ijanikin, Oba Momodu Ashafa, among others.