The supreme ruler of Iruland, HRH Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru and his Ajiran colleague, HRH Oba Tijani Adetunji Akinloye have both thrown their weights behind the ambition of the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu .
The traditional rulers told Mr. Sanwo-Olu to make the people of Lagos State the focus of his policies when he is elected as the Governor. They made the statements during separate courtesy visits to their palaces by the APC candidate and his entourage separately on Monday 26th of November,2018.
Oba Oniru who was demonstrative in his prayers for Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat labelled the pair as a good people for Lagos in addition that the State has never had it so good with the quality of candidates that the APC has presented for the coming general election.
The majestic fathers however advised the team to stay focused and not be unfocussed by voices of dissent.
‘’People are the cornerstone of electoral success, so don’t abandon them when you get to power. The market women and men are very important so also are the royal fathers. You must always carry them along in your decision making process,’’ Oba Oniru stated. On his own part, the Ojomu of Ajiranland, Oba Adetunji Akinloye advised Mr. Sanwo-Olu to be fair to all and sundry when elected.
The royal father said he does not have any doubt that the APC will emerge victorious in the governorship election but warned against what he described as people who may want to plant a seed of discord between him and his deputy.
‘’We will continue to pray for you and your deputy Governorship candidate. With good understanding between the two of you, I believe that Lagosians will be the best for it’’.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu thanked the royal fathers for their blessings for him and his team. He said the warm receptions he got from the palaces showed that he is well accepted as son of the soil in both Oniru and Ajiran.
He promised to take note of all the advice given by the royal fathers. APC candidate promised to run an all-inclusive government where every Lagosian will be a direct beneficiary of all government policies.