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Politics of Friday, 6 May 2022


Breaking: Tinubu officially endorsed Sanwo-Olu for 2nd term

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 2023 Presidential aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 2023 Presidential aspirant

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu to retain his seat as the governor of Lagos state.

Tinubu also endorsed Obafemi Hamzat as the deputy governor of the state come the 2023 general elections.

A video of the event where the APC presidential aspirant endorsed the duo was shared on Twitter on Friday, May 6, by Governor Sanwo-Olu's chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

Akosile, quoting his principal, also revealed that the former Lagos governor bought Sanwo-Olu's expression of interest and nomination forms which costs N50 million.

Scepticism over the second term bid of Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was on the high side as the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) was yet to officially issue an announcement that solidifies the incumbent’s candidacy.

The GAC which stands as the decision-making organ of the ruling party APC was still yet to give the incumbent a go-ahead to run for a second term.

Although speculations have it that the GAC had given their blessings, however, eyebrows have been raised as to why the incumbent was still yet to formally declare his ambition to run for a second term.

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