.As Lagos Igbo coalition drums support for Sanwo-Olu
By Olasunkanmi Akoni, LAGOS
THE Directorate of Religion Affairs of the All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign Council, APC-PCC, in Lagos State, yesterday, sensitized Christian leaders under the aegis of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the state, in a bid to galvanize more support for the party’s candidates, particularly, Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu, and presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
The parley held on the premises of Lagos State television, Ikeja, had in attendance leaders of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and its five blocs, 57 Coordinators at the local level, as well as religious Non-Governmental Organizations.
Speaking at the programme, the Director General, Lagos APC-PCC Directorate of Religion Affairs, Oyinlomo Danmole, said: “What we are doing today is the starting point. We have a series of other meetings but before we go further. The first is to talk to the leadership. The CAN Leaders, bloc leaders, the local government coordinators and the NGOs.
“We know from the meeting of today that they (Christian Leaders) are happy we have not taken them for granted. Though we know In Lagos whether you’re Christian or Muslim they believe in APC but the problem we have is that the nation is trying to distract the people of Lagos and one thing we are sure of is to tell our people to talk to ourselves that the man whom we are trying to work for, Bola Tinubu was the governor of Lagos in 1999 who laid the good foundation for the good governance we are having in Lagos today.
“He did the blueprint for 20 years and that is what every governor that comes in is following and you too can see what’s going on in Lagos.”
Speaking, CAN Chairman in Lagos State, Bishop Stephen Adegbite explained that the state chapter of the religious body is not concerned with the religious sentiment but rather the track records of the candidates in the presidential race.
“Whether you’re a Christian or a Muslim we want good governance we don’t mind whoever occupies the office. Let there be good governance in Nigeria. Let us look into people’s track records.”
Igbo coalition drums support
The coalition of Igbo, under the auspices of G50 Lagos State have vowed to mobilise massively for the victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the March governorship election as they warned against political merchants trying to bring down the name of the group.
The G50 comprises all Igbo in Lagos, men and women, market people, and artisans united in G50.
Speaking at media briefing at the weekend, the G50 Director of Finance, Prince Nixon Okwara, said “There are some people who are merchants in politics and you know merchants have no country, so you can’t call them Igbos because they’re not Igbos because they’re are merchants and they have no country.
“They are only trading with Igbos they are not Igbos, that is why when you see them talking on television they can call Igbos some sorts of names because they are merchants. They only come to that economy, take what they want and leave. We understand their stock in change.
“They even went as far to call G50 criminals. I challenge any of them to public debate. They should bring out their CV and track records, as director of G50 finance I will bring out my own let us do an integrity rating to the public so the whole world can judge who are the charlatans. “
Speaking on trespassing the loyalty of Lagos APC to that of the Federal level, Nixon said, the G50 has not gotten that directive yet from the chairman Dr. Festus
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