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Polls: Sanwo-Olu packs experience, track records – Omotoso

Polls: Sanwo-Olu packs experience, track records – Omotoso

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, has said that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has the required experience and track records to warrant his reelection.

Omotoso, who spoke with newsmen on Tuesday, said the State should not be left with inexperienced people.

At the interactive session with newsmen in his office, he said: “The governorship of Lagos State is not ‘moin moin’, bean cake.

“It is not for people without experience or track records.”

He said the people of Lagos should not entrust the destiny of Lagos State on March 11, 2023 to people who cannot handle the pressures or do not have what it takes to move the State to the next levels.

He added: “If we put the Lagos State in the hands of people with no experience, we will all have ourselves to blame for it.

“Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is running on his record.

“All of the people that are running don’t have his record.

“You should ask them what they have done before.

“Based on that, you can begin to weigh them and see the person who is best fit for the job.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has done a lot in Lagos State and he deserves a second term.

“In terms of Infrastructure, if you talk about roads for example, he has done about 270 roads and counting.

“In terms of education, he has completed about 147,000 education projects in the state.

“If you talk about health, everybody has seen what he did during the COVID 19.

“How he worked hard to ensure that Lagos didn’t go down with that pandemic.

“So much so that what Lagos state Government did under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu now became a global example of how to fight such pandemic.

“I believe that if you look at all of these things, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is the most competent person to lead Lagos State to the Promised Land, at this time.

“Lagos is the pride of Nigeria.

“It is the smallest state in Nigeria and despite that, it has one of the highest populations of the states in Nigeria.

“Lagos is said to have about 25 million people on a limited space of land surrounded by water.

“For anyone to adequately provide infrastructure for this large number of people is not an easy task.

“In terms of experience, expertise and performance, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu remains the best person for the job.

“He is the most experienced and he is the most qualified.”

On the reported attack on the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, Omotoso said: “The Deputy Governor was never attacked at any time.

“He goes to the secretariat all the time, whenever he needs to.

“It is true that there could be saboteurs in any large organisation.

“Ours is not an exemption.

“The APC is the largest political party in Lagos State.

“It is also the largest political party in Nigeria.

“Wherever you have human beings congregating, there are bound to be people who for one reason or the other, their interests are not properly aligned to that of the organisation.

“It is nothing to worry about.”