Pioneer President, Oriwu Club of Ikorodu, Chief Olabode Ogunleye, at the weekend, described the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the next governor of the state.
Ogunleye during an interactive session organised by the club, said going by the amount of energy, zeal and understanding of the subject-matter in relation to governance displayed by Sanwo-Olu in the last four months, “It is without doubt that you are most fit and prepared to be governor of Lagos State, come March 2 this year.”
The interactive session was held at the club’s headquarters in Ikorodu, where all the major stakeholders in the development of Ikorodu, most of whom were members of the club, were present.
President of Oriwu Club, Olukayode Anibaba, while welcoming Sanwo-Olu and his team, described him as very fit to occupy the position.
“I have known you since your days as Commissioner for Establishment in the state. You’re brilliant, humane and very passionate. I have no reason to doubt your capacity to further develop Lagos State,’’ Anibaba said.
He, however, warned the APC candidate to beware of sycophants and those that would tell him only what he wanted to hear, adding that sycophants were only after their selfish interests.
Anibaba further appealed to the APC flag bearer not to see any civil servants as his enemy if elected.
He said it was common practice that when a new governor was elected, some politicians and their civil servant collaborators would bring a list of those they perceive as enemies for the governor to be laid off. He advised Sanwo-Olu to shun such practice.
Other members of the club offered advice and suggestions on how best to confront some perennial challenges facing Ikorodu division.