The Arewa Community in Lagos State has promised to hold a mega rally for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the coming 2019 governorship election in Lagos State.
The group stated that the action was part of the efforts to ensure victory for Sanwo-Olu as next governor of Lagos State.
The declaration was made by the leader of the Arewa Community Support Group for Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (BOS), Alhaji Muhammed Alhassan who, with some members of the group, presented a communique containing other relevant support plans to the candidate in his Lagos office today.
Alhassan said that Sanwo-Olu had won the hearts and minds of the Arewa Community in Lagos State by his initial gesture of paying a visit to the Arewa Council of Chiefs.
He also noted that the candidate had shown commendable sense of responsibility and appreciation which had endeared him to their chiefs and the entire Arewa Community in Lagos State.
“You have demonstrated an exceptional sense of responsibility and appreciation with your initial visit to our Council of Chiefs in this State, who are our respectable leaders with tremendous influence on our conduct and well-being in Lagos State.
“From that very kind gesture and other positive things we have heard about you, we have come here to say thank you, to present a communique with support activities and officially declare that the Arewa Community in this State will be giving you all the support to win the coming election and be declared next governor of Lagos In Shaa Allah.
“It will also interest you to know that we are holding a mega rally for you in Tafawa Balewa Square in January 2019, where we will attract more voters for you and sensitize over 1 million people from the Arewa Community with Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to campaign vigorously for your victory”, he said.
Gubernatorial aspirant Babajide Sanwo-Olu met the Arewa community in Lagos
Sanwo-Olu, while appreciating the group, said that the Arewa Community in Lagos State was an important component in the socio-economic development of the State.
He added that he would, if elected, address all the yearnings of the community and ensure that all the various leaders of the group are part of the deliberations regarding education support for and improvement of their children who are living in Lagos State.
“We thank you so much. Lagos is a home for you all. We appreciate your contributions to the socio-economic growth of this state. We’ve heard your concerns and demands. We promise that we will address all the issues including educational support for your children here in Lagos when we are elected. Let me say it again that ours is going to be a government of inclusiveness where we are going to work together to achieve greater results”, he said.