Twenty nine opposition parties in Lagos State hace endorsed All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The convener of ‘Coalition of Political Parties in Lagos State (COPPILS), Akinola Obadia, told reporters in Lagos that Tinubu was endorsed based on his track records as former Governor of the State.
He said: “Based on his achievements, we openly endorse Asiwaju Tinubu today as the best man for the job, to govern Nigeria and take it out of the woods if he becomes the President. “
The coalition promised to give two million votes for both the presidential candidate and the Governor.
The parties are AD, UPN, UPP, NPC, ACPN, CPN, BNPP, PPP, PPA, NUP, UP, LM, Mega Party, MMN, FJP, NCMP, GDPN, APA, AGAP, ID Party, RPN, Green Party, Hope Democrats, DA, C4C Party, NPM, and Independent Democrats.
Obadia said:”We have all agreed to go all out to our teeming supporters who are non-APC members and let them know reasons why Adiwaju is the best option and why Babajide Sanwo-Olu should be given a second term to complete all the laudable projects in Lagos State.”
The convener recalled Tinubu’s achievements in Lagos, including the setting up of LASTMA, LAWMA, LIRS, Neighbourhood Watch, LASEPA and LAMATA.
He also drew attention to his scorecard as a pro-democracy crusader, who as a committed National Democratic Coalition(NADECO) chieftain, fought for the restoration of popular rule.
Obadia said Tinubu has sustained the Awoist legacies as the only surviving Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 2003, and constructed a bridge of understanding between the South and North in 2015.
Justifying the coalition’s support for Sanwo-Olu, Obadia described the governor as a hardworking administrator, who has faithfully implemented his THEMES agenda.
He applauded the governor his achievements, including the Blue Rail Line to ease commuters’ stress and reduce work hours bring wasted on the road, the completion of the biggest rice mill in Africa, which produces 32 metric tonnes per hour, and the Deep Blue Sea project.
Obadia said: “We the opposition registered political parties under the umbrella of the coalition endorse Asiwaju Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shey and Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat.”