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Yoruba group rallies Lagosians’ support for Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s re-election

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Yoruba group rallies Lagosians’ support for Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s re-election


A group, the Yoruba Leaders of Thought, has urged residents of Lagos State to support the governor and All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to ensure his victory in Saturday’s election.

The group’s National Secretary, Mr Bayo Aina, advised Lagos residents not to make the mistake of falling for the unrealistic and deceitful campaign promises of any other contender and thus elect the wrong person as governor.

Aina said in a statement titled, ‘Yoruba group chides LP gov candidate over campaign promise’, said, “Lagosians must not make the mistake of electing someone who would not improve their lots in the election.

The Prince Tajudeen Olusi-led group chided Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, over his promise to increase minimum wage to N60,000 monthly if elected, describing it as “unrealistic and an attempt to deceive Lagos residents to vote for the party.

“We urge Lagosians to rally around Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and return him for a second term in office. We call on public servants in the state to reject the Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, and his greek gift in the Saturday election”, the group stated.

Aina, a former Chairman of Ekiti Fiscal Responsibility Commission, who stated that “Rhodes-Vivour made the promise out of ignorance of the Fiscal Responsibility Act and it shows he is not deep about governance in the country”, added that such would deny the state government of funds to run critical sectors of the economy.

He said, “It is naive of the LP candidate to have proposed to spend so much and increase recurrent expenditure by more than 30 per cent without indicating how the impact on the capital expenditure will be mitigated.

“The Fiscal Responsibility Act is meant to provide for prudent management of the nation’s resources, ensure long-term macro-economic stability of the national economy, secure greater accountability and transparency in fiscal operations within a medium-term fiscal policy framework,” he said.

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