The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to preside over an all-inclusive government to all the residents if he is elected as the governor.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday while addressing a consultative meeting with a group, Committee of Indigenous Associations of Lagos State, at the Awori House, Oregun, Ikeja.
It was garnered leaders of the group endorsed Sanwo-Olu on the precondition that he would get special status for the state.
The group, according to the statement, also promised to stand behind the APC candidate in his effort to take the state to another level of development.
Meanwhile, Sanwo-Olu described the Aworis, the indigenous Ikorodu and Epe inhabitants, as well as the people of Isale Eko extraction as “original stakeholders” in the Lagos project.
He continued, “I am also a son of the soil. My father and grandfather are indigenes of Okepopo area on Lagos Island.
“In fact, my great grandfather’s house is still at Omididun on Lagos Island.
“My mother is of the Cole family, Lagos Island. I am also married to a Lagosian, who has Brazilian and Yoruba ancestries.
“However, I am not seeking to become the governor of Okepopo or Lagos Island. I am not fulfilling any agenda against any group; I will be the governor of all.
“Integrity is the greatest qualification I am putting at stake in this race to govern Lagos.
“My five-point programmes contained in my manifesto are carefully designed to take Lagos to a new level of development.
“Everybody will be part of our government and no discriminatory agenda will be initiated against anyone, irrespective of ethnic group or status.”
He promised to review the physical planning and environmental laws of the state to restore sanity and improve the megacity status of the state.