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General News of Saturday, 11 June 2022


Sanwo-Olu abandoned Lagos governance to campaign with Tinubu - Adegboruwa

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu standing with Bola Tinubu Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu standing with Bola Tinubu

A human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa is of the belief that Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has abandoned his State duties to join Bola Tinubu on his presidential campaign.

According to a statement, he said since Tinubu declared his intentions to run for president, Sanwo-Olu has never left his side. Rather Sanwo-Olu has taken up the role of 'Tinubu’s unofficial campaign manager'.

Sanwo-Olu has been captured standing by Tinubu's side all through his campaign tour.
He was also present during Tinubu's visit to President Muhammadu Buhari after he won the party's flagbearership for the 2023 election.

Reacting to this development, Adegboruwa urged Sanwo-Olu to return to his office duties.

Hi statement said;

“Since the declaration of the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu has abandoned governance in Lagos State.

“He is the unofficial campaign manager of Tinubu, his media strategist and personal anchorman. The Governor has hardly been in office.

“It was the Governor that declared the ban on motorbikes but he is not on ground to monitor the daily crisis occasioned by the declaration, though commendable but needs careful enforcement.

“The rainy season in Lagos is always a bitter experience for Lagosians in flooding, heavy traffic and other casualties, but the Governor has not been on his seat to address issues related to this. Crime has been on the increase in Lagos lately.

“No doubt state resources will be involved in these campaign activities and most government officials will cash in on the absence of the Governor to also abandon their responsibilities, either to pursue their political other business interests. There are many more grave consequences attendant upon the decision of the Governor to abdicate his constitutional responsibilities in pursuit of the political ambition of the APC presidential flagbearer.

“From all the foregoing, I do hereby appeal to Governor Sanwoolu to return to Lagos and assume his constitutional responsibilities of functional governance. His Excellency was not elected as Campaign Manager of politicians but as an administrator,” Adegboruwa said.