Governor Wike of Rivers State has shuns PDP’s Jandor and backed Sanwo-Olu for second term.
According to The Nation, Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has dismissed the ambition of Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor.
He endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for a second term in office.
Wike was the Special Guest of Honour at the 2022 National Women’s Conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) with the theme ‘Spring Forth, Stand Out’ in Victoria Island.
He also donated N300 million to COWLSO.
According to Wike, Governor Sanwo-Olu’s performance in office has earned him a second term.
He commended him for giving women the opportunity to serve in various capacities in the state, especially the judiciary.
Wike noted that the involvement of women in politics and decision making in Lagos is
helping the State continue to set the pace.
He expressed amazement at all COWLSO had been able to achieve, and promised to replicate all he has learnt from the conference.
“By the grace of God, you will be a second term Governor. Lagos State is doing better than other states in this country because Lagos has allowed women to participate in governance in various capacities.
” I am very happy to participate in this conference. I don’t play politics of ethnicity. Even if Sanwo-Olu is in my party but is not doing well, I wouldn’t have come. I do not regret saying I am in support of you,” Wike told Sanwo-Olu.
Wike added that his administration has emulated Lagos by ensuring a woman became Deputy Governor in 2015 as no woman had ever served in that capacity since the state was created in the 60s.
He added that all 22 local governments in Rivers State have female vice chairmen.
He also lauded Lagos First Lady, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, for the several projects COWLSO has done under her chairmanship in the last three years.
Sanwo-Olu, who praised the organisers of the conference for their positive contribution to the state, said: “I must express how much I am proud of the achievements of COWLSO, especially in the way they have stood by us and contributed to promoting the ideas and objectives of our administration.
“The various philanthropic and humanitarian activities of COWLSO, in addition to their intervention in critical sectors such as health, education, environment and youth development, have continued to impact positively on the lives of Lagosians.”
He urged participants to vote for him for a second term in office, saying they should not be deceived by anyone.
“Don’t let anybody deceive and confuse you. They will come with all kinds of promises. How can someone, in this age be about Lagos4Lagos? How can someone be saying Lagos is only for the Aworis? This a Lagos that is for all,” he added.