APC still in charge of Lagos, Sanwo-Olu will win, says commissioner
Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Gbenga Omotoso on Tuesday expressed hope that the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu would win the 11 March gubernatorial election.
He said Lagos is too sophisticated for any novice to rule.
Omotoso, who spoke at a press conference with newsmen, noted that Lagosians would re-elect Sanwo-Olu for second term in office because of his performances.
The commissioner believes that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is still very strong in the state, adding that the party had taken note of some shortcomings in the last election that was being addressed.
He said: “The party has a kind of machinery to resolve friction. We have the office of civic organization. It is saddled with the responsibility of engaging with the public.
“If you have a doctor that diaginoses a patient, the next thing he would do is to go to laboratory. When you see the result, it is not for the doctor to start panicking. Lagosians are discerning people who understand what Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is doing. He has nothing to fear. They are ready to vote him. There’s no room for panic, they believe Mr Governor can still do more. What happened on Saturday is not insurmountable.
“When you have emotion, logic is thrown out but truth remains the truth. It is not something that is tragic, it is the beauty of democracy. I want to tell you that APC is still very in charge in Lagos State.
“It is not every time that you found the best sprinter scoring the goal, that best sprinter would have to still prove his point.
”Lagos is too complex for novices. Lagosians will go with Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. It is not fair that Lagos would have to elect people based on religion or tribe. Lagos is very sophisticated. They can’t take us back to the dark age we have forgotten.”
He debunked the insinuation that the Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat was attacked at the party secretariat, describing it as a fallacy.
“The report that the Deputy Governor was attacked is mere fallacy. He goes to the party secretariat all the time. There is nobody who can attack him,” he said.