Members of the Lagos State Association of Commodity Market Men and Women have endorsed the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for re-election as the Governor of the State.
Speaking at an Endorsement Rally organised by the Association at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos Island, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat charged members of the Association to ensure that they collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), come out en-masse and cast their vote for Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu and all other contesting candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming General Elections.
Hamzat stated that a vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President will ensure more progress and adevelopment for the country, adding that the APC Presidential Candidate initiated a lot of innovative and people-oriented programmes and policies as Governor of Lagos State which successive administrations built on to make the state sustain its enviable status as the economic and financial hub of sub-Sahara Africa.
He said, “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the attributes and intellect to be the President of Nigeria”.
The Deputy Governor added that these laudable programmes and policies have been replicated by many states in the country and he believes that if Asiwaju is elected as the President of the country, he will replicate these same programmes and policies across the country for the good of the citizens.
He said they should come out massively on the 25th of February to cast their votesfor Tinubu during the Presidential election and the 11th of March for Sanwo-Olu respectively, saying, “So let us get our PVC intact and for those that are yet to collect their PVC let them do so”.
Hamzat also used the occasion to enlighten members of the association on how to vote by using their index fingers and ensuring that they allow the ink to dry up before folding.
Speaking further, the Deputy Governor tasked the Market Men and Women to ensure that they campaign and vote for the re-election of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for continuity and to enjoy more dividends of democracy. He said Lagosians never had it so good as the present administration has performed creditably well, as such, they should re-elect Sanwo-Olu for continuity, adding that Lagos will continue to progress under his watch.
Earlier in her address, the Lagos State First Lady, Mrs. Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu thanked the Iyaloja-General and the members of the association for organising the Mega Rally to endorse the Governor for a second term and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next President.
Dr. Sanwo-Olu said that the major task ahead is to work for Tinubu to become President of Nigeria and for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to be re-elected, advising the Market women and men to ensure that they collect their permanent voter cards to be able to exercise their civic responsibility.
She also implored them to inform other members, neighbours, friends and families to do the same and vote for all candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from top to bottom, saying this is the only way they will continue to experience and enjoy good governance in the state and the country at large.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Iyaloja-General, Chief (Mrs.) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, charged members of the association to go and get their PVCs as that remains the only way they can vote for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for a Renewed Hope and continuity for Nigeria and Lagos State respectively.
She urged them to cast their vote wisely while advising that the association should not look for pictures of the candidates on the ballot papers but for the APC symbol which is represented by a broom.
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