Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, January 28, has warned Lagosians against denying his administration a second term in office.
Sanwo-Olu made this disclosure during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
Although he did not expressly state if he will seek re-election in 2023; the governor believes it is left for the people to decide if his administration deserves another term or not.
“I think we are doing a very good job.
“If I dare say so, I think that the citizens know what it is they will be missing; if they don’t let us continue to wrap up all the things we are doing.”
Sanwo-Olu added, “As we speak, we have done about two-thirds of our time – about 65.7 per cent, because we count it every day. The field is not open yet; the race has not been declared open yet. But for me, it is about ensuring that these four years that I have promised my citizens, I put every bit of my sweat into it.
“I will ask, I will consult; citizens, how do you see it? …. that’s how you get it down. Keep your focus on, try and finish very strong. You know when it is time for us to do all the politicking, we will do it.”
Meanwhile, the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to defer the removal of fuel subsidy has nothing to do with the 2023 elections.
This is the stand of the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO).
Rather, the President took the decision in the interest of the nation and the masses, the BMO disclosed.
This was contained in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke. Specifically, the group said that the move has more to do with the President’s pro-masses stance than any political consideration.
“Our attention has been drawn to suggestions by some so-called experts and opposition elements that the Buhari administration’s decision to put fuel subsidy removal on hold has something to do with the next cycle of elections in 2023.
“We view those comments as misleading, uninformed, unintelligent and an attempt to muddle the waters; especially as the President has always been clear about his opposition to removing fuel subsidy; without putting the necessary structures in place.