In a surprise action, the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Lagos State yesterday endorsed the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for second term in office.
The endorsement, which is coming barely six weeks to the election, according to the leadership of both unions is the first time they would be openly throwing their support to candidates in any election.
At a rally held at the Police College, GRA, Lagos, hundreds of workers thronged the venue in support.
And in another event, Governor Sanwo-Olu received hundreds of political defectors from opposition parties during the APC Lagos West rally at Federal Government College Ijanikin.
The defectors are from Democratic People’s Party (DPP) led by Are Folorunsho Owolabi, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Muideen Akinsanya and Action Alliance led by Idowu Sesi Michael.
Addressing APC supporters at Ijanikin rally, elated Sanwo-Olu, thanked the residents for trooping out in large number to show solidarity for the ruling party candidates in the Badagry division.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu said: “We have done a lot for the people of Badagry and we are here to consolidate on our achievements. I’m happy you are strongly standing with us in the last three and a half years.
We have delivered on the rail and I’m assuring you for the second phase of the Blue Line which will be from Marina to Okokomaiko, we shall deliver it between two to three years.”
The governor expressed confidence that Badagry residents would deliver to APC in the forthcoming elections, noting “I know you will give the best votes to all our candidates.
“Don’t allow some people to deceive you, the people of Badagry are part of the government. We are together. Go to the nooks and crannies of your neighborhood and canvass votes for APC. APC is the part to beat,” Sanwo-Olu stated.
In his address at the labour rally for his endorsement, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated:”I want to recognize all the workers including those in the private sector. This is Lagos, the center of excellence. I want to say you have chosen well.
“You have come out in large number and I want to assure you that we are coming back bigger, stronger and better for the general people of Lagos State. We will ensure the value of your lives is not compromised.
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