We Are Confident Of Returning To Alausa In 2023 – Sanwo-olu
….Says South West Presidency Is Not Negotiable
The Lagos State Governor and second term aspirants for the Lagos State 2023 Governorship race, Sanwo- Olu, on Tuesday submitted his completed Expression of interest and nomination forms at the All Progressives Congress, APC, office, with confidence that APC is coming back in 2023.
The Governor, also stated that what the party and his administration have done in Lagos State in the last three years, is enough conviction that they are returning to the Government House in Alausa.
Sanwo-Olu stated that two factors – God and the support of the people of Lagos State – made them have monumental achievements.
He disclosed that the confidence the APC administration has was premised on the fact that they received tremendous support from the citizens of Lagos.
He said that the Administration is an opportunity to put in place a robust economic agenda that has propelled them to success.
“The second thing is now to ask ourselves what are the qualities of leadership that can compel you to what you are aspiring for.
“We have done almost three years in the office and it’s been 3 years of monumental changes that we have in the state and by the way, we still have another year to complete that first four years tenure.
“So, our confidence is premised on the fact that we’ve received tremendous support from the citizens of Lagos and we have been opportune to put in place a robust economy agenda that has propelled all of the various interventions we have in Lagos.
“If I start rolling them here we will be here till tomorrow but in all phases of life, we have touched our citizens; in transportation, education, health, housing, good governance, the provision of basic amenities but more importantly, in security for our people.
“You know what we have a nation but Lagos continues to remain in our view the safest city. And we have grown the city from what it used to be three to four years ago before we took over.
“Now it receives the highest foreign direct investments because the environment is safe and secured. We have provided the platform for the organized private sector to thrive.
“Mind you, Lagos also during this period was the epicenter for Covid-19 for about a year and a half we were slowed down but did not slow down the economy.
“It allows us to redouble our efforts in all the areas that we have talked about. Covid-19 propelled us to even have better health facilities as we speak today. It is point people have seen our sincerity and real dividends of democracy in all facets of life.
The Governor thanked the Lagos residents and appreciated them for the three years of support adding that; “they have given us the confidence for us to seek a second term.”
According to Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State is the most secured state in Nigeria because it receives the highest foreign direct investments.
He explained that his administration provided the platform for the organized private sector to thrive.
The governor further stressed that the administration has a lot to unveil which he stated is enormous.
According to him, the projects are in phases and so far, his government has touched the lives of Lagosians in the areas of transportation, education, health, housing, good governance, provisions of basic amenities, and more importantly, security.
On the zoning of the presidency and the failed Consensus arrangement among the Southern aspirants in APC, Sanwo-Olu, explained that it will be unfair for anybody to claim that the party did not arrive at a consensus.
According to him, the party achieved a Consensus arrangement with the meeting they had stating that there was a continued conversation with the leadership of the party.
“So we are not fade up, we were sincere with ourselves and we hope that in future engagement all the aspirations we have in our region will come to pass.” He stated.
Speaking on the Southern presidency in 2023, he said. “I think we believe so and I think. That’s is what is fair, that is what is just. But it is really about Nigeria.
“There are aspirations everywhere and there are so many qualified people but for equity and fairness we have in our country, I think is just morally fair that it goes to that part and South-west is top-notch in that. We believe that our positions from those meetings are still very valid and everybody must
“In terms of confidence, first is to thank Almighty God even for sparing our lives. We give everything to God. So, the first is for us to pray and to hope that we will see and live till next year. If almighty just spares our lives to that time that is the first thing.” He said.