Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart Mr. Jimi Agbaje as lacking in basic knowledge and practicable ideas to drive governance of Lagos State.
Sanwo-Olu while answering questions on a radio show, People's Parliament with Jimi Disu on 91.3FM on Tuesday morning said Agbaje does not have any meaningful agenda to offer Lagos citizens hence his resort to smear campaign.
In a response to the question about Agbaje’s campaign theme on freedom for Lagos, Sanwo-Olu wondered why in 21st century Nigeria, a gubernatorial candidate will build his campaign strategy around freedom, saying that Lagosians are the freest set of people in the country.
Sanwo-Olu said that Lagos has enjoyed freedom in every sphere of life, which include economy, enterprise and infrastructure among others. The APC flag bearer reminded the listeners that Lagos has enjoyed economic prosperity in the hands of the All Progressives Congress since the 1999.
"This fellow (Jimi Agbaje) doesn't just have anything to offer Lagosians so the only thing he could think of putting on the table is freedom. Freedom from what? Are we in bondage in Lagos?,’’ Sanwo-Olu asked.
‘’Do you think it is by magic that Lagos State assumed the enviable position as the 5th largest economy in Africa? No. People worked hard to get the State to this level and they continue to work harder for the State to surpass its current feat. What freedom is anyone talking to us about? Sanwo-Olu stated.
The APC candidate promised to tackle the challenge of traffic gridlocks facing the State within six months if elected. He told the interviewer that his team has identified about sixty traffic points across the State, noting that each one of them has a peculiar solution.
On the environment and waste management, Sanwo-Olu said his government will treat the issue of waste from homes.
‘‘We must start waste sorting from our various kitchens at home. We will be heavy with advocacy on the use of yellow, blue and black bags for organic, plastics, bottles and domestic waste items. This approach will help with pick-ups. This will automatically help in our drive towards waste to wealth.’’
Sanwo-Olu assured Lagosians of his readiness to take the State to the level that every citizen will be proud of.
‘’We plan to run an inclusive government, where every stakeholder will have a voice. We intend to listen to every citizen as part of our decision making process. A Lagos where everyone will have a sense of belonging’’.