Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, has nothing to offer the state.
Sanwo-Olu said this when he featured on Morning Digest, a radio programme, hosted by Jimi Disu on Lagos Talks 91.3FM
Sanwo-Olu accused Agbaje of lacking in basic knowledge and practical ideas to drive governance of Lagos.
Agbaje had said he would deliver Lagosians from bondage and bring them freedom.
Commenting on Agbaje’s campaign theme on freedom for Lagos, Sanwo-Olu wondered why in the 21st century Nigeria, a gubernatorial candidate will build his campaign strategy around freedom.
He asked if Agbage thought the state arrived its status as a mega city by magic, adding that conscious effort was exerted to put the state on its pedestal as the 5th largest economy in Africa.
“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?”
Speaking on environment and waste management, Sanwo-Olu said his government would address 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,” he said.
“This approach will help with pick-ups. This will automatically help in our drive towards waste to wealth.
‘’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.”
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