The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, submitted the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for his re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress to the party leadership in Abuja.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the governor, who submitted the forms to party officials at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, was accompanied by a large crowd, which included members of the Lagos APC apex leadership body, Governance Advisory Council, Lagos State Executive Council, and party executives, traditional rulers, APC chieftains, political associates, and supporters, among others.
Akosile quoted Sanwo-Olu as telling journalists after submitting the nomination forms that with support from the masses, he is confident of victory during the March 11, 2023, governorship elections, adding that his administration is committed to the delivery of real dividends of democracy in all aspects of life to all Lagos residents.
The governor said, “We have put in place, a robust economic agenda, which we call the THEMES developmental agenda and it has propelled all the various interventions that we’ve had in Lagos.
“We know where we are as a nation, but Lagos continues to remain safe and secure. We have the highest foreign direct investments and it’s because the environment is safe and secure. It is because we have provided the platform for the Organised Private Sector to thrive. Mind you, Lagos during the pandemic period was the epicentre for COVID-19.
“For about one and a half years, we were slowed down but our slowing down didn’t slow down economic development. It gave us the opportunity to redouble our efforts and ensure that people can feel us meaningfully in all areas.
“We did not give excuses about COVID. In fact, COVID propelled us to have better health facilities as we speak today. We have improved our health infrastructure and the number of health practitioners that we have in all of our health institutions.
“We are committed to the delivery of real dividends of democracy in all aspects of life and those are the things that propelled us. We kept asking Lagosians, what do we do? And they said they are appreciative of this first four years but they have given us assurance and the confidence for us to push forward and see the second term.”