LAGOS- A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Chief Remi Adiukwu, on Thursday appealed to Igbos in the state and other non indigenes to re-elect Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu back.
Adiukwu, a former commissioner and gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, made the plea at the grand finale of her group’s Crystal Alliance Market Storm/Campaign and House-to-House Canvassing for APC candidates.
According to her, as an indigene of Lagos who is married to an Igbo man, no one is more Igbo than she is.
She said residents of the state from Igbo extraction must support Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat for a second term in office in Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
“We, the leaders of Crystal Alliance have observed some trends, which led to the public endorsement of Sanwo-Olu’s re-election bid.
“The shift in election date, which does not in anyway contravene any law, has afforded us the window to canvass to the electorate in the 245 wards and 13, 325 voting poling units,” the politician said.
Adiukwu, whose speech was read by Mr Dare Falade, the spokesman for the Crystal Alliance, said the group had done a lot in terms of honourarium and logistics supports to enhance the victory of the governor.
“Choosing a real leader, therefore, out of a pack of good, the ugly currently now in parade in the state of excellence becomes a task beyond a knife through the butter’s consideration.
“Sanwo-Olu ideals and ideas in the media for mutual and cordial relationship in the course of the state and humanity is exceptional,” she said.
Adiukwu, a former PDP chieftain, said that she had activated members of the group across the local government areas to mobilise huge vote for Sanwo-Olu.
Adiukwu, a former Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, had in June 2018 announced her exit from the PDP to join APC in her Oshodi-Isolo political base. (NAN)