Babajide Sanwo-Olu has become the name on the lips of most residents in Lagos.

This is so because of his emergence as the All Progressives Congress candidate for Lagos State governorship election.

Prior to his emergence as the governorship candidate, little was heard about him.

But as fate would have it and through the support of his party machinery, he is now a household name in Lagos State.

The governorship candidate shed light on how he started considering running as governor after his children convinced him that he has all it takes to occupy the office.

Speaking on a radio programme, Morning Digest, hosted by Jimi Disu on Tuesday in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed that his children are in their 20s, said the ambition started during an informal discussion with his children.

He said that his children drew his attention to the fact that he had been a seasoned administrator, with about 17 years’ service in government, a period during which, he said, he had served in various capacities that had exposed him to the intricacies of governance and economic policy-making.

He said he decided to take the plunge when it became obvious that their party would not be supporting the incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The governorship hopeful also alleged that he and his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, have had to depend on private financial support, as opposed to the insinuation that their campaigns are being funded by the Lagos State Government.

Ambode did not give us a kobo,”, Sanwo-Olu said.

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He also denied the allegation that APC National National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has Lagos in his grips and that governance in the state is how he wants it.

“There is no truth in the allegation that Lagos is not free. No one is under any bondage to any godfather.

“If you must know, since last September and up until now, Asiwaju has not engaged me and Hamzat in any conversation.

“He has never been a part of our campaign so far. Rather, as a campaign coordinator for Mr. President’s re-election, he has been at the centre.

“I and Hamzat have been left alone to make the best of our campaign efforts, and we are doing that already.

“Lagos is not under the jackboot of any godfather,” Sanwo-Olu explained.

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