Lagis APC governorship cadidate, Babajide Sanwoolu has said this morning on a radio provramme that he and his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, only depend on private financial support, as opposed to the insinuation that their campaigns are being funded by the Lagos State Government. Ambode did not give us a kobo,”, Sanwo-Olu said.
He also denied the allegation that APC National National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has Lagos in his grips and that governance in the state is how he wants it.
“There is no truth in the allegation that Lagos is not free. No one is under any bondage to any godfather.
“If you must know, since last September and up until now, Asiwaju has not engaged me and Hamzat in any conversation.
“He has never been a part of our campaign so far. Rather, as a campaign coordinator for Mr. President’s re-election, he has been at the centre. I and Hamzat have been left alone to make the best of our campaign efforts, and we are doing that already. Lagos is not under the jackboot of any godfather,” Sanwo-Olu explained.
While suggesting that he could offer consultancy job to his closest challenger, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, if elected governor, Sanwo-Olu said he could not understand why Agbaje keeps putting himself up for election “every four years.”
Reacting to Mr. Disu’s insistence that he speak on Oba Rilwanu Akiolu’s statement that only APC is allowed to govern Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said in order not to be seen as partisan, traditional rulers must stay out of politics and be seen to be father to all.