…As Lagos Boot Party gubernatorial candidate collapses structure, resigns from LP
By Nnamdi Ojiego
The leader of the main Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has called on Nigerians and political parties to unite and work together for the success of the Labor Party, LP presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi , this Saturday. presidential election.
This is because the gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Wale Oluwo of the Boot Party, BP, has left office to the Labor Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, to form an alliance in the upcoming elections. in the state.
Adebanjo spoke at an event to declare an alliance between the LP and BP at his residence in Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday.
The elder statesman said that Obi must win the presidential election to end the clamor and insinuations that the Igbo are being marginalized. He insisted that it was the southeast’s turn to produce the next president of Nigeria.
Speaking about the two parties coming together, LP guber standard bearer Rhodes-Vivour said the alliance would redefine governance in Lagos state.
He said: “These are two men who are very passionate about Lagos, indigenous to Lagos who want opportunities to be presented to the people of the state because we have seen a situation where the resources of the state have been captured for the interests of one man. , his friends and family.
“We want a situation where we create a Lagos that everyone can benefit from. These are the things we both share and are passionate about. So it was a natural alliance. We have been talking about this for a long time and I am very happy about this announcement today. We are going to work together, especially in our desire to create funds that will be available to the majority of Lagos people.”
Also speaking, Boot Party candidate Oluwo said the alliance is not about personal ambition but the interest of the state and the people. According to him, “it will be a great alliance for Lagos. It’s going to be a winning alliance. We’re going to make this happen, and it’s about the people.
“Gbadebo and I have been discussing the Lagos struggle and how to free this state from the APC yoke for the past two and a half years. We have had meetings. So it is something that we have always believed in, something that we are committed to, and it is something that we believe that by doing so, we will reduce and limit the options available to Lagosians to choose from.
“I said this from the beginning of my campaign that it’s not about my ambition. As Lagos is today, if someone is still driving personal ambition, it means that the person does not understand what is at stake. It is not about ambition, but about the state, our state and the people of our state.
“Our people are going through a lot, spending six hours in traffic going to and from work. The roads are not good, there are many problems, but no one is thinking about these problems or trying to solve them. I have been in government before. I know how the government works and how people benefit. So when I see a government that is not working well, I know it. And we know how to solve this, how to solve the problems by working with Gbadebo under the Labor and Boot party alliance,” Oluwo explained.