An indigenous human right organization, Epe Youth Forum (EYF), has described the recent victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Lagos by-elections as a deserving reward for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s performance in office.
The organization’s Convener, Comrade Adewale Oladipupo, in a chat with newsmen in Epe, Lagos State weekend said the good people of the state intentionally gave the APC their votes as an act of appreciation to the governor for doing well in office, adding that, it was a case of one good turn deserves another.
Oladipupo was of the conviction that, the good people of Lagos, who value good governance would not likely to let go of whoever is providing it, stressing that, they would silently but overwhelmingly support good governance provider with votes that would take victory far away from the reach of ‘known devils.’
“It is on this note that we have given Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu the credit for the APC victories in the recently conducted by-elections in the state for both the Senate and the State House of Assembly. The credit went to the governor because it was crystal clear that the people of Lagos voted for his party’s candidates to reciprocate the good work he has been doing so as to encourage him to do more,” Oladipupo submitted.
Recall that two seats became vacant at the Senate and the State House of Assembly due to the demise of their occupiers from the state. The late occupiers were Senator Bayo Osinowo, Lagos East and Hon Tunde Braimoh of Kosofe Constituency 11in the Lagos Legislative House.
At the by-elections, Babatunde Abiru contested on the APC ticket for the Lagos East Senatorial District while Obafemi Saheed also stood in for the Kosofe Consistency 11 for the State’s House of Assembly. Both candidates won with landslide to beat other contestants silly and declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The organization’s leader tied the victories to the laudable achievements of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, observing that, “the victories were made easy and possible by his superb performance which the people thought deserved reciprocity with huge number of votes.”
Oladipupo however thanked the electorate for their solidarity and overwhelming support for the governor and his party through their appreciation of Sanwo-Olu’s good performance, enthusing that, the mood would be carried to 2023 when the current victory song would be re-echoed more loudly.
The EYF boss expressed the delight that, the victories are confirmation that the people were convinced that their choice of Sanwo-Olu in 2019 as their candidate to vote for was not a mistake, believing that, “the development would go a long way to encourage the governor and his winning team to put more efforts into their service delivery magic.”
Oladipupo therefore enjoined the good people of the state to double their support for the current administration with a view to squeezing more dividends of democracy from it, asserting that, governance is a collective responsibility.