Forty-five political parties have endorsed the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Femi Hamzat in the 2019 governorship election.

The parties under the Coalition of Progressives Political Parties (CP3) in Lagos State, said they endorsed Sanwo-Olu because of his antecedents in public service.

The parties are People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), Accord Party(AP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Kowa Party (KP), Action Peoples Party (APP) and Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD).

Other political parties that threw their weight behind the APC candidate ahead of the election next year were Coalition for Change (C4C), Better Nigeria Progressives Party (BNPP), United Patriot (UP), Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, Young Democratic Party (YDP), Yes Electorate Solidarity, (YES), Youth Party (YP), Young Progressives Party (YPP), Peoples Redemption Party, (PRP), Peoples Progressives Party (PPP), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Providence People’s Congress (PPC).

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Also in the alliance were; Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA), Nigeria People’s Congress (NPC), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Independent Democracts (ID), Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP), Legacy Party of Nigeria (LPN), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN) and others.

Speaking on behalf of the 45 political parties, Chairman of CP3, Aderemi Fatukasi, stressed that the status of Lagos required that the State must, in the next 50 years, create a framework for leaders that are not only visionary but also inspirational with passion for development.

Fatukasi explained that the need to achieve the framework formed their stance that Sanwo-Olu, considering his exposure, would assist the 24 million residents of Lagos chart a better path for the future.

The chairman stated that the path would make Lagos become the pride for all especially in infrastructure and other programmes needed to boost its status.

“Based on the antecedent of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, right from his days in the private sector, in the three ministries he served in Lagos State, up to his last days in the LSDPC as the Managing Director, we strongly believe he will actualise the good work that is ongoing in the state of excellence.

“Without mincing words, we the 45 political parties, under the umbrella of Coalition of Progressives Political Parties in Lagos State (CP3), have hereby endorse the candidature of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the next Governor of Lagos State,” he added.

45 parties endorse Sanwo-Olu

Accepting their endorsement, Sanwo-Olu, who commended the parties and their members over his endorsement, assured the coalition of carrying along all parties and those yet to come with their support.

The APC governorship candidate expressed his genuine commitment to serve the state and ensure that no stone is left unturned, even as he tasked stakeholders of his party on the task ahead for the 2019 election.

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