. . . I.T.S.O. COMMENDS LAGOSIANS FOR THEIR STEADFASTNESS AND COMMITMENT TO PROGRESSIVE CONTINUITY
The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO) has commended Lagosians for re-electing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy – Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat for a second term in office and for their steadfastness and commitment to progressive continuity.
The group in a statement released and signed by its Director-General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun, emphasized that Lagosians have confirmed Sanwo-Olu’s excellent performance with successful re-election that is widely adjudged to be free, fair and credible.
“The re-election of Governor Sanwo-Olu overwhelmingly by Lagosians is a testimony to his excellent performances in infrastructural development, economic prosperity, women empowerment, youth development, smart security and impactful good governance”
While congratulating Governor Sanwo-Olu and the entire party leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State for ensuring unity of purpose in a tension-soaked Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state, Balogun assured Lagosians that Governor Sanwo-Olu will continue to run an inclusive government along with his Deputy and the APC dominated House of Assembly to work vigorously in delivering the vision of A Greater Lagos for the benefits of all.
“We urge other contestants to accept the wishes of the Lagos people and join the winner to progressively sustain the development charts of modern Lagos.
Lagos is cosmopolitan and a hospitable State that welcomes every nationalities to live, do business and find leisure.
We also urged Lagosians not to allow disgruntled individuals to put a wedge on the unity and peaceful co-existence that Lagos is reputed for”
The All Progressives Congress, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA organised a victory and appreciation party for the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Rep. Babajimi Benson, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun AMA, it was full of merriment yesterday at the Mikson Onas event center, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Bldr. Olusesan Daini the Executive Chairman of Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA who was the Chairman of the occasion in his remarks “I appreciate the Party Leaders, Party Members, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Olubeshe of Ibeshe, the Council of baales, Local Government excos, Supervisors, Ward Chairmen, and other distinguished guests.”
“I Celebrate my Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my sellable Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, my amiable Senator, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru. In the same vein, I greeted my Rep. Babajimi Adegoke Benson and Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro on a successful election and re-election. I don’t have much to say other than to appreciate you all for your love and support”
He added “I urge you all to remain faithful and dedicated to the party as your selfless labor will not go in vain, Thank you all for your service and commitment to the All Progressives Party (APC).”
The APC Chairman Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Hon. Taiwo Orenuga in his remarks “I thank you all for believing in the APC, I also appreciate you all for demonstrating that belief by voting again for our hardworking Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to continue serving you through the provision of good governance that our party has been noted for over the years.
He added “I also appreciate our hardworking Chairman Bldr. Olusesan Daini for his continuous support for the party, God bless you.”
The CDC Chairman, CAN Chairman, Chief Imam representative, Iya Oloja all appluads the emergence of all the APC Candidates across board.
In attendance; Asiwaju Olorunfummi Bashorun member GAC Lagos state, Hon. Gbenga Oshin former Member Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Bolanle Bashorun former Sole Administrator, Vice Chairman Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Hon. Nureini Okedina-Maja, SLG Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Barr. Ade Ayeni, Chief of Staff Hon. Ade Bolowotan, Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko Deputy Leader Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA, Hon. Anifowose Alapa, Supervisors of Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA among others.
•Congratulate Sanwo-Olu, vow to defend Governor’s mandate
•Demand autonomous agency
Lagos State artisans and technicians have warned the Labour Party governorship candidate in last Saturday’s election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, to desist from destructive and inciting comments that may cause the breakdown of laws and order in the State, saying Lagos cannot afford a repeat of EndSARS saga.
The artisans and technicians advised Rhodes-Vivour to channel his grievances over the gubernatorial poll through the appropriate channel, which is the court of law, rather than inciting people with ‘infamous outbursts and calls for terror.’
Speaking at a press conference in Ikeja on Wednesday, the artisans and technicians through the National Coordinator of Association of Nigeria Artisans and Technicians (ASNAT), Adeshina Akinyemi, who addressed journalists, congratulated Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his victory during the March 18 gubernatorial poll and vowed to defend the Governor’s mandate.
They appealed to Governor Sanwo-Olu to establish an autonomous governmental agency or parastatal that will serve as an overseer agency for the operational activities of all Lagos artisans and technicians, pleading that one of them, a professional artisan or technician should be allowed to head or manage the agency or parastatal when created.
He said: “The Governor’s re-election serves as a re-affirmation of confidence and faith reposed in him by majority of Lagosians. Through his character of competence, capacity, and sagacity, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has demonstrated his vast knowledge of Lagos and Lagosian needs.
“We believe that Governor Sanwo-Olu will use the opportunity provided by his re-election to leverage on his first term achievements and success to provide more beautiful milestones in infrastructural developments in all sectors of governance through his THEMES agenda.”
The artisans and technicians who vowed to defend the mandate given to Governor Sanwo-Olu by Lagosians called on all the traditional fathers, especially Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, and all Eko elders to call Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour to order and warn him to desist from his destructive and inciting comments.
“We must be cautious and vigilant as our attention is drawn to the inflammatory statements and ranting of the Labour Party’s candidate in the last Lagos State gubernatorial election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who has been calling on his supporters to unleash terror on Lagos by embarking on a violent and aggressive protest just because he lost an election in a clean and clear contest.
“At this point, we call on the Police, the DSS, and all other relevant security agencies in Lagos State to be alert and call Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour for questioning over his recent outburst. This is exactly how the EndSARS issue started without paying any important attention to it until it escalated and ravaged the whole country like a colossus.
“We fear that, if the urgent step is not taken to caution Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the aftermath of his action might also escalate like the EndSARS and the worst hit will be the artisans and technicians who depend on daily income to feed themselves and their families.
“We all remember how that inglorious pandemonium called EndSARS ravaged the entire country for almost two weeks and made it impossible for artisans and technicians to work and earned income, to that event, we lost many of our members to cold hands of death while some went into depression which cost them mental illness while some contracted stroke and have not recovered till date. So, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour should be made to retract his infamous outburst and call for terror,” they said.
Speaking on the need for an autonomous government agency or parastatal for Lagos artisans and technicians, Akinyemi said its establishment will bring about rapid development and progress to their sector and will take them out from being a liability to the government to being a great asset and major contributory body to the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) of Lagos State.
I congratulate Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, our energetic and pro-youth governor, and Dr. Kadiri Hamzat, his deputy, on their well-earned re-election as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos State, respectively.
We can be sure that your outstanding accomplishments, which span all sectors, will continue as evidenced by the fact that you won this gubernatorial election, which shows how much the people of Lagos believe in you to lead Lagos to greater heights.
You have demonstrated empathy, and exceptional leadership traits, making you a deserving leader and administrative expert. Your illustrious background and great qualifications have distinguished you as the people’s Governor.
No doubt, a greater Lagos is rising.
Owolabi Falana, Permanent Board Member, Lagos State SUBEB.
We wanted a Lagos that works, that is continuous, that keeps on Rising on the brink of a Mega City and now we own it by a worthy landslide victory.
Congratulations to His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on his well deserved victory. We are immensely proud of you and your achievements in our Centre of Excellence. Indeed, The Greater Lagos Rising is more than a theme, it’s an action filled scheme.
Do accept my warm congratulations on your victories and my best wishes for your success as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of your esteemed top office.
As you embark upon your responsibilities, I wish to assure you of my continuous and unwavering support and that of our people.
You have worked hard to earn the people’s trust, and belief, as your re-election remains further proof of your remarkable antecedents.
•Kick against plunging Lagos into political, and security crisis
Election Observers on the platform of the National Observer Group (NOG) have adjudged the just concluded Governorship and State Assembly elections in Lagos State as a credible, transparent, free, fair, and gender-friendly election.
The group said the outcome of last Saturday’s gubernatorial poll, won by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the victories of House of Assembly candidates at constituency levels should be “happily accepted by all political parties and candidates as a true reflection of the people’s mandate.”
National Observer Group, a coalition of civil society groups that monitored the last elections in Lagos State, spoke on Monday during a press conference addressed by the group’s Coordinator and National Coordinator, Grassroot Mobiliser for Better Nigeria Initiative, Hon. Safiya Ibrahim Ogoh; Founder of Ayisat Gbajabiamila Foundation, representing Centre for Childcare and Youth Development, Hajia Ayisat Gbajabiamila and Leader of Global Policy Advocacy and Leadership Initiatives, Comrade Adewale Adeogun.
Speaking at the press conference, Ogoh said the outcome of last Saturday’s elections largely reflects the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians, who voted for candidates of their choice without hindrance.
“We wish to congratulate the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for organising a free, fair, credible, and gender-sensitive election, and indeed all Nigerians for peacefully conducting themselves, which proved once again that the principle of ‘one man, one vote’ is now the norms in Africa’s biggest democracy,” she said.
She also commended the security agencies for conducting themselves professionally and with the utmost civility, thereby ensuring that elections took place and met international best practices.
Gbajabiamila urged those planning to plunge Lagos State into a political and security crisis to desist from it immediately before the law catches up with them, adding that political thuggery and cultism remain prohibited.
“Elections are not a do-or-die affair, politicians should always approach it with a high level of civility and patriotism. They should see themselves as part of the society they want to lead and must not destroy it with their ambition to lead or rule by all means,” she advised.
Comrade Adeogun, who described the outcome of Saturday’s election as a victory for democracy, commended Nigerians and Lagos residents in particular for performing their civic responsibilities during the last elections without fear, favour, intimidation, or any form of harassment.
He said: “We appreciate the Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State for remaining resolute and committed to conducting a credible, transparent, free, and fair Governorship and state Assembly elections in the State whose outcome has truly reflected the people’s mandate by being neutral and fair to all participating political parties.
“The Lagos State Governorship and State Assembly elections of March 18, 2023, took place as scheduled across the entire state under a peaceful atmosphere. We, therefore, adjudged the election to have met the international best practices of credible, transparent, free, fair, and gender-friendly elections.”
… She also extends her Congratulatory wishes to the newly elected members of the LAHA
Honourable Mojisolaoluwa Alli-Macaulay, the Chairman House Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation at the Lagos State House of Assembly expresses her heartfelt congratulations to the HeforShe Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Deputy, Dr. Kadiri Hamzat, on their well-deserved reelection as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos State, respectively.
She noted that Mr Governor’s re-election in the just concluded gubernatorial election is undeniably proof that Lagosians are aware of his outstanding achievements and support the continuation of the administration.
According to Alli-Macaulay, she said, the Governor and his Deputy’s grit, willpower, pedigree, and exceptional qualifications have distinguished them as the people’s Governor and Deputy which is further reaffirmed in their electoral triumph.
In her congratulatory message, she emphasized her certainty that the people of Lagos have come together to demand that the good deeds continue for a greater Lagos Rising.
In the same vein, she also extends her sincere congratulations to the 40 newly elected honourable members who will be speaking for Lagos residents in the 10th Assembly.
In her statement, she said “The people have given you their mandate to represent them because they believe in your abilities and capacities for quality representation. You have all fought the good fight and won.”
“Lagos State is undoubtedly moving toward greater developments thanks to the crop of intellectuals in the house who will be collaborating closely with the active governor, and I have faith that the house will produce high-quality legislation.”
As you all endeavour to further the development of Lagos and its residents, I wish you all a wonderful path of active representation, she said.
Hon (Mrs) Mojisolaoluwa Alli-Macaulay
Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Lagos State House of Assembly, 9th Assembly
The Lagos East Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye, has congratulated His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat for their electoral exploits at the just concluded Gubernatorial election in Lagos.
The much-anticipated election, which was held on Saturday, March 18th, 2023, saw major political parties vying for control of Lagos, one of the most cosmopolitan states in Nigeria.
In a stunning turn of events from the results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at exactly 1:15 am today, while the ruling party, APC, polled 762,134 votes; Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, LP, polled 312,329 votes and AbdulAzeez Adeniran of the People Democratic Party (PDP) coming a distant 3rd with 62,449 votes.
Speaking to reporters earlier today, Oladunjoye expressed gratitude to the people of Lagos for putting their trust in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the All Progressives Congress, APC, and pledged to work tirelessly to deliver on his promises to take the state to more enviable heights.
“All of us at Lagos East heartily congratulate our amiable Governor for his victorious emergence at the polls. We are humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from the people of Lagos, and we will not take the mandate accorded to him for granted”
“We understand the challenges that lie ahead, but we are confident that with hard work, dedication, and the support of the people, we can build a better Lagos for all with Mr. Sellable and his supportive Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat at the helm of affairs.”
“The Lagos of our dream, I can assure everyone has been rejuvenated with the re-election of Governor Sanwo-Olu in Lagos and our revered leader and President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the center. This will no doubt herald a new era of prosperous socioeconomic and political synergy between the two governments for the Greater Lagos Rising mantra and the THEMES agenda,” she said.
She stressed that the party’s message of continuity and progress appears to have struck a chord with voters, particularly in the urban centers where it enjoys unwavering support.
Speaking further, while emphasizing the ultimate significance of lawmakers in a democratic dispensation, Oladunjoye also congratulated the Lagos State House of Assembly members representing Epe Constituency I & II; Hon. Abiodun Tobun and Hon. Sylvester Ogunkelu alongside their Lagos East Senatorial District House of Assembly counterparts.
She added that with a strong mandate and a clear vision for the future, she is optimistic that the ruling party and its lawmakers will dutifully play their roles in building on the phenomenal successes recorded over the years to shape the future of Lagos, and Nigeria as a whole.
“The victory in Lagos State is not only significant for the governor-elect, but also for lawmakers in the state who have been elected to represent their constituencies. With the ruling party winning such a resounding victory, I am optimistic that many of these lawmakers who are from the same party would have the opportunity to reinforce the people’s mandate to push through their people-centered agenda in the state legislature”
“This is particularly important in a state like Lagos, which is not only the economic hub of Nigeria but also one of the most populous and diverse states in the country. The state legislature plays a crucial role in shaping policy and legislation that affects the lives of millions of people living in Lagos”
“The victory for lawmakers from the ruling party spells a positive impact on governance in the state. With a majority in the legislature, the party will be able to implement its policies and programs more easily, without the need for protracted negotiations and horse-trading with the opposition. I, therefore congratulate our House of Assembly members in Lagos East,” she said.
Reacting to the voting process across the state, the former Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives expressed satisfaction about the electoral process in the state, commending the people for peaceful conduct.
She, however, frowned at acts of disruption and other electoral malpractices, adding that the people must be mindful of campaigning and voting along ethnic and religious lines.
This, she said, is a dangerous trend that has the potential to undermine the unity and stability of the state, and the country as a whole.
“When politicians and parties appeal to voters based on their ethnicity or religion, they are not only creating divisions within society but also playing with fire. This kind of identity politics can fuel resentment and mistrust among different groups, and even lead to violence”
“It is essential that politicians and parties in Lagos, and indeed across Nigeria, focus on issues that unite rather than divide people. This means appealing to voters based on their shared interests and values, and not their ethnicity or religion”
“Ultimately, the success of any democracy depends on the ability of people from different backgrounds to come together and work towards a common goal. By campaigning and voting along ethnic and religious lines, we risk tearing apart the very fabric of our society,” she said.
To close the campaign for the Governorship and Lagos state House of Assembly campaign, a motorcade rally was organised to support the Re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Governor of Lagos State and Aro Moshood Abiodun for Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency 2.
The motorcade rally, which lasted for eight hours, commenced at the Imota roundabout, passing through various communities such as Igbokuta, Gberigbe, Gbodu, Ijede, Igbe communities, Igbogbo-Baiyeku, and the last stop at Ebute ferry terminal.
The campaign was well attended by Nollywood stars like Mr Yinka Qudri and Remi Surutu in attendance. Excitement was all written over the face of the people of the communities, they expressed confidence in re-electing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and electing Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro, AMA, on Saturday, March 18th, 2023.
Simultaneously the motorcade rally took place in Ikorodu constituency 1 for Ogunleye Gbolahan and Mr. Governor.
The event was graciously led by Rep. Babajimi Benson Member House of Representatives Ikorodu federal constituency, the Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, Igbogbo LCDA Chairman, Build. Olusesan Daini, Bldr. Deola Banjo Executive Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA, Imota LCDA Chairman, Hon. Wasiu Agoro, iCare Foundation, AMA Campaign group and thousands of APC supporters.
Coalition of 114 youth base, in total number of 100,000 youths in Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA, the Executive Chairman, Bldr. Olusesan Daini, on the 15th of March 2023, hosted youthful people for the Saturday election at the council’s secretariat.
The youth meeting, which doubled as an interactive section, oriented youths on the need to participate in the oncoming Gubernatorial and Lagos State House of Assembly elections.
Bldr. Daini, who was also chaperoned by his Vice-Chairman Hon. Nureini Okedina-Maja and other youth Leaders in the LCDA, wielded the medium to address the youths on the need to rally their support towards the All Progressive Congress party candidates at all fronts.
Extolling the accomplishments of the ruling party, the chairman explained that If the performance of any leader has not positively transformed the lives of youths then that leader is not doing well. Expressing that such negative traits cannot be attributed to the numerous leaders the APC has been delivering not only in Ikorodu division but in all of Lagos state and Nigeria.
Using the unemployment decline as a case study, Bldr Daini explained how jobs have been created right from the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s tenure as Lagos governor from 1999 to 2007, adding that Tinubu’s direction of leadership is still heeded to date.
Bldr. Daini continued, “If Tinubu can accomplish numerous feats, which have made Lagos an economic hub in the whole of west Africa, Imagine what he’ll do as President of Nigeria,” On the path of the current Lagos governor, Bldr Daini indicated that the level of job created by Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reduced the level of crime normally recorded in the State because people are working more presently.
He also underlined other sectors where the present administration is toiling tirelessly to stimulate economic development. “Approximately 25,000 youths will be removed from the space of unemployment due to the operation of Imota Rice Mill, which Mr Sanwo-Olu has established here in Ikorodu”.
Hammering on effective governance, Daini let out that bad policies affecting the APC government were put in place by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which the ruling party is labouring hard all through the years to correct in the best interest of Nigerians, especially the vibrant youths.
In all, the council boss instructed the youths not to give up on the All Progressive Congress party leadership, asserting that great aid is coming. Bldr Daini, in closing, notified youths to be on the ground on the 18th of March, not only to vote for the All Progressive Congress (APC) but also to canvass votes and give the ruling party a massive victory.
“Growth and development might not be as fast as we planned, but always remember that slow and steady wins the race. Let’s stay with the All Progressive Congress, it is going to be a new era for the youths” Daini added Subsequently, An interactive section ensued as youths were given avenues to suggest points of synergy between them and the party’s mandates.
Engr. Ayotunde Shodeinde, from the Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC, lauded the council boss for assembling the youths and orientating them on the need to stand by the governing party.
Engr. Shodeinde, asked the youths to come out en mass on March 18th to show their overwhelming support for APC, asserting that a new entrance of modification is what they stand to gain from the ruling party.
All attendees, in a dialogue mode, affirmed their 100% support for APC party candidates, going into the March 18th gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections, at the high point of the meeting.
Other youths in attendance, who were indecisive at first (on the party to vote for) were thereon persuaded by the chairman to heave their backing to the APC.
2 youth representatives from the 114 bases across the LCDA were present at the gathering. Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA consists of 264 CDAs with 5 wards.