Ahead of the March 18 Governorship elections across Nigeria, a former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani has asked the electorate in Lagos to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and current Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Sani, who pointed out the need to consider experience and capacity in the process of electing leaders across the board, Sanwo-Olu has done very well to deserve a second term.
According to him, the cosmopolitan nature of Lagos makes it interesting to vote for persons with proven track records of performance rather than vote along lines of sentiments, especially when Sanwo-Olu is a working clock and working machine, who has consolidated on the good works of all his predecessors.
Sani, who disclosed this in an interview with some Kaduna journalists over his view about the forthcoming March 18 gubernatorial elections across Nigeria said, “Stopping Sanwo-Olu is stopping the wheel of progress.”
Fielding a question on why as a PDP member, he decided to support Sanwo-Olu of APC for Lagos Governor instead the PDP candidate, the former Lawmaker said, “It’s true that I am a member of the People’s Democratic Party, but from the PDP’s performance during the Presidential election in Lagos, it obvious that the battle is between APC and Labour Party. For me, the leadership record of Sanwo-Olu is inspiring. I’m not from Lagos, but Lagosians should vote for him.”
Sani called for tolerance among Lagos residents irrespective of tribe and religion.
“Lagos is not a no man’s land, but it’s wrong to attack the Igbos. They are there because they believe in one Nigeria. The constitution guarantees every citizen the right to live anywhere,” Sani said.
“I don’t know about the Labour candidate but, it appears he is a man of honour and with great ideas. The challenge he poses is good for democracy.”