2019: Ndigbo in Lagos endorse Sanwo-Olu

Ndigbo Lagos

Ndigbo in Lagos have endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as their candidate for the Lagos governorship seat in 2019 election.

The Igbo Lagos residents supported Mr Sanwo-Olu’s ambition on Sunday at an event held at the National Stadium in Surulere.

Eze Ndigbo of Lagos H.N. Ohazurike also conferred a chieftaincy title Ugo Chinyere Eze on Sanwo-Olu which means the “greatest gift from God.”

The group pledged to mobilise Igbo residents in their communities to work for the success of the APC candidate.

Sanwo-Olu in response described Igbo people as “critical stakeholders” in the Lagos project, promising to give Ndigbo a good representation in his government if elected.

The APC candidate said the story of the commercial nerve-centre status which Lagos attained many decades ago would not be complete without the resilience of Igbo traders in the state.

“I am expressing my profound appreciation to the Ndigbo community in Lagos for the traditional title bestowed on me, the Ugo ChinyereEze. I thank you all from the depth of my heart for this honour and the endorsement you have just given me and my running mate.

“We are starting another journey together in our effort to build a greater Lagos that will be prosperous for all residents. We will not discriminate against any ethnic groups in this journey.

“Every ethnic group represented in Lagos is a critical stakeholder and we will carry everyone along, as we have resolved to run an all-inclusive government. Just as you pronounced me to be gift from God, I promise to be a precious gift you will be proud of if elected as your governor,” Sanwo-Olu said.