Governorship candidate of the APC in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was on Thursday endorsed by over 5000 members of the Oodua People’s Congress(OPC).
The pro-Yoruba group’s members trooped out in their numbers to the Sanwo-Olu Campaign Office in Ikeja, the Lagos State capital to declare their support for their chosen candidate.
What Did Sanwo-Olu’s Camp Say?
Tayo Ayinde, the Director General of the Independent Campaign Group(ICG) said their support has come at a good time as it will help boost Sanwo-Olu’s votes in the state’s governorship elections. He accepted their endorsement on behalf of the APC Governorship candidate.
He urged the OPC members to come out with their Permanent Voter Cards(PVCs) to vote for Sanwo-Olu.
”Aside declaring your support here, we all need to also do it with our Permanent Voter Card (PVC), by voting for APC candidates in Lagos. And do not limit this endorsement to Lagos alone, extend it to other states because your members are present there; tell them that they should cast their vote for all APC candidates,”
“As you have declared your support for us, ensure that on Election Day, wait till electoral officers count your vote. After announcing the result, monitor movement of ballot boxes to the collation centres because anything can happen within that time. I am not saying you should fight but monitor movement of ballot boxes to prevent any alteration.
“Our aim is to have more votes than any political party and with your support, we can achieve it. We accept this support and believe with this support, we will achieve our aim during forthcoming election,” the Director-General added.
What The OPC Said
The Vice President of the OPC, Wasiu Afolabi said; “We are fully ready to ensure APC win through our votes. Aside voting, we will ensure that no one disrupts the electoral process across the state.”
“The APC party leadership played a role in bringing the dream of our founding father, Fredrick Fasheun, to reality towards the formation of OPC, so we are glad to be back home as a progressive people.
“It is a of joy and great achievement for OPC that our late founding father Dr fredrick fasheun has resolved to put his difference aside with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and work together for the common interest of the Yoruba race and the whole South West.”