You are here: HomeNews2022 04 25Article 548450

General News of Monday, 25 April 2022


Sanwo Olu’s re-election bid suffers setback as influential group disapproves

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The re-election bid of Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is facing serious criticism from some quarters at present.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says it does not welcome Sanwo-Olu’s re-election despite being endorsed by the Lagos state APC Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), The Cable reported.

Commenting on the development, the director of MURIC, Ishaq Akintola said the emergence of Sanwo Olu for re-election violates the rule of a Christain, Muslim rotation.

He described the decision as “unfair and provocative” and that a possible uproar might ensue if not attended to with urgency and utmost importance.

While reflecting on the decision, he reiterated that it was the turn of the Muslims to be at the helm of affairs considering that Babjide Sanwo Olu and his predecessor Akinwunmi Ambode were both Christians.

He said: “It is on record that ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, a Christian, spent four years in office and another Christian, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was brought in ostensibly to complete the Christians’ two terms which expires by May 2023 when a Muslim, ceteris paribus, is expected to take over the reins of office."

Join our Newsletter!