Sanwo-Olu is seeking a second term as Lagos governor.
But he faces a tough reelection battle after his party lost the February 25 presidential election in the state.
The governorship election will hold on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
Eko Hot Blog reports that the Alliance of Registered Political Parties (ARPP), a coalition of nine political parties, has endorsed the reelection bid of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The political parties are the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Action Democratic Party (ADP), Action Peoples Party (APP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), and Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
Others are the National Rescue Movement (NRM), the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
Addressing a press conference on Monday, the leader of ARPP, Ajayi Adebayo, said the decision was reached after a thorough analysis of Sanwo-Olu’s performance in the last four years.
Adebayo said the group resolved not to sacrifice various achievements of the governor on the altar of “bitter politicking.”
“We reached this decision sequel to our thorough analysis of all the good works and rapid development in Lagos state,” he said.
“We cannot sacrifice the various landmark achievements of the present administration scattered all over the state on the altar of bitter politicking.
“The governor’s consistency as a progressive democrat is worthy of due commendation and continuity. We observed at a close range his energetic campaign through the nooks and crannies of the state.”
The coalition leader also stated that Sanwo-Olu has delivered on his social contract with the good people of Lagos through the THEMES mantra.
According to Adebayo, the Lagos governor’s “proactive measures” helped the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is worthy of note that he literarily saved the country from the scourge of COVID-19 through proactive measures that underscored his responsive and responsible attributes,” he said.
“Among others, massive road construction, investments in education, healthcare services, the environment, youth empowerment, tourism, public transportation, housing, science, and technology need to be consolidated during his second term.
“It makes a whole lot of sense for Lagos state to be in tune with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidency at a time like this to achieve our age-long desires and lofty aspirations.
“Lagos state at a time like this is better entrusted in the hands of experienced and patriotic leaders. A vote for Sanwo-Olu will indeed be an endorsement for continuity and for greater development.
“This support is born out of love and desire for a greater Lagos state which Sanwo-Olu has set the pace and deserves to drive to fruition.”
The political parties asked their supporters to “vote massively” for the Lagos governor on Saturday, March 18.
Meanwhile, the governorship candidates of five of the political parties also reportedly stepped down in support of Sanwo-Olu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They are Adeyemi Abiola of APP, Adenipebi Mode-Adekunle of ZLP, Funmi Kupoluyi of APM, Ishola Bamidele of ADP, and Ajayi Adebayo of the YPP.
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