Ohanaeze declares support for Sanwo-Olu”s 2023 governorship bid


As the countdown to the March 11 governorship election hots up, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos has declared support for the re-election bid of governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Disclosing this during a joint press briefing in Ikeja on Thursday, president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos chapter, Sunday Ossai said the group declared its support for the governor because he had fulfilled his campaign promises to its members.

He said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos would reciprocate the kind gesture of Sanwo-Olu by ensuring that its people vote en masse to secure his governorship re-election.

Ossai also criticized and distanced the group from a statement calling for the resignation of the governor credited to Okechukwu Isiguzoro, pointing out that the call did not emanate from the official body of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, or the Lagos chapter and urged that the statement be discountenanced.

“As president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos, I am a representative of Ndigbo in the state and as their mouthpiece, I hereby debunk the so-called statement that the Igbo body asked Sanwo-Olu to resign,” NAN quoted him as saying.

“If Ndigbo is asking for anybody to become governor of the state, it is Sanwo-Olu, because of the cordial relationship that we enjoy together.

“He represents everything that Ndigbo needs to exist in Lagos. He has been very kind to us. He has implemented friendly policies that enable us to execute our businesses and our professional calling without fear or favour.

“Why should we tell him to resign? He should not resign. If the constitution permits a third tenure, Ndigbo will strongly support Sanwo-Olu.

“With Ndigbo, Sanwo-Olu should go and sleep with his two eyes closed as they will vote for him.”


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