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JUST IN: Tinubu Formally Endorses Sanwo-Olu

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Bola Tinubu
National leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu has directed all members of the party in Lagos to vote Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Monday's governorship primaries.

National leader of the All Progressives Congress  Bola Tinubu has formally endorsed Babajide  Sanwo-Olu as the preferred candidate for the party in the upcoming governorship election in Lagos.

His endorsement ends weeks of speculation about where he stands on the stand-off between the challenger and incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode.

In  a statement  on Sunday evening,  Tinubu said the blueprint of Lagos State, his brainchild between 1999-2007, has been deviated from by Ambode.

He called on APC members in Lagos to reject the governor at the primaries on Monday.

The statement comes shortly after Ambode used a televised press conference to launch a barrage of personal attacks against Sanwo-Olu, ridiculing him as an alleged criminal and mental health patient before proclaiming him unfit for governor on those grounds.

Tinubu. however, described Sanwo-Olu  as a young man endowed with superlative vision.

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He said with people like Sanwo-Olu at the helm, the state will write the proper history for itself.

" I am encouraged by the emergence of a candidate in this primary who has served the state in senior positions in my administration, the Fashola administration and even in the current one. While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment.

"Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development. He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state.

"He also knows the value of reaching out and working with others in order to maximize development and provide people the best leadership possible.

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