Ahead of the governorship election in Lagos State, the Lagos State Deputy Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Olori Animashaun Abeni, has formally defected to the All Progressive Congress
Abeni declared her support for the APC governornship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a media conference on Wednesday, in Ikeja area of the state.
She stated that the decision was taken after she carefully evaluated all the governorship candidates including SDP.
She said,“We reached the decision sequence to our thorough analysis of all the governorship candidates including our own, their antecedents, pedigree, experience, manifestos and broad acceptance across the state
“From the foregoing, there is no doubt that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dr Quadri Hamzat combination stand head and shoulder above the rest.
“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 emulation by all budding politicians.
“We observed at a close range his energetic campaign through the nooks, corners and crannies of the state.
He has delivered on his social contract with the good people of Lagos through the famed THEMES mantra.”
Abeni explained further the Lagos State governor proactive measure to saved the country from the scourge of Covid 19 was one of the atttibutes that captivated her interest to decamp to the rulling party.
She added, “Among others, massive road construction, investments in education, healthcare services, the environment, youth empowerment, tourism, public transportation, housing and 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.
“It is worthy of note that some of the circumstances that threw up a temporary Labour Party relevance are being addressed speedily. His message of GREATER LAGOS RISING reverberated with all and sundry and we can safely conclude that we have in Sanwo-Olu a governor who is resolutely committed to taking our state to greater heights in the years ahead.
“Lagos State is too important to be entrusted into the hands of ill-prepared, opportunistic and inexperienced political neophytes.
“A vote for Sanwo-Olu will indeed be an endorsement for continuity and greater development.
“From the foregoing and many more, I, Olori Animashaun Morenike Abeni, wish to formally step down as the deputy governorship candidate of the SDP and declare my support for the ruling APC candidates.”
Abeni then called on all the electorates in Lagos turn out en masse on Saturday, March 11, to cast their votes for Sanwo-Olu as governor and his deputy Hanzat “to continue on the path of taking the state to an enviable height.”