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General News of Thursday, 16 March 2023


2023 Guber Polls: Sanwo-Olu shades Jandor, Rhodes-Vivour in fresh pre-election banter

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is not letting his foot off the pedal as he continues his campaign for a second term in office, across all channels and methods, to displace his rivals.

In what seems like a fresh pre-election banter, Governor Sanwo-Olu described his political opponents as inexperienced lots who do not have the requisite knowledge to govern Lagos state.

Governor Sanwo-Olu made this claim during a radio interview on Wednesday, March 15, while reeling out his campaign agenda if re-elected for a second term in office.

As reported by TheCable, Sanwo-Olu aimed a dig at his opponent during the live radio show saying: “What have you done in your own life, what is the pedigree, and what experience you are bringing to the table? What level of knowledge do you have that this job entails? What are your previous roles?

“A governor of the sixth largest economy can certainly not be a test run activity. You’re driving the largest black city in the world, it cannot be a test run. It is not driven by emotion. It is certainly will be driven by the people, who choose to have the capacity."

The governor aimed the shot at the 40-year-old Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the youngest among the candidates vying for his seat.

He stated that at 40, he had achieved all his career goals in the banking sector before switching to the public sector, where he served as commissioner of economic planning.

Sanwo-Olu, as reported by Guardian, said: “I have been treasurer in three banks. I moved into the public sector and by 40, I had done about four years in the public sector. I had become a commissioner of economic planning. I had been an adviser to a sitting governor at that time.”