2023: APC’ll win with Muslim-Muslim ticket, says Sanwo-Olu

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GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has predicted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) willl retain the presidency next year despite its same faith ticket.
The governor said the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the most qualified with the capacity to lead Nigeria.


Speaking today during the 95+1 anniversary lecture of the Yoruba Tennis Club held at the club’s Greeting Hall in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu urged Nigerians to vote for capacity during the 2023 presidential elections and shun religious sentiments.

He said: “There is nothing in the issue of a Muslim-Muslim Ticket. I am a Christian and my wife is a Christian, but we know too well that it is not about religion. We have forgotten that in 2011 the Action Congress of Nigeria fielded Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and his vice presidential candidate, Fola Adeola in a Muslim-Muslim ticket. We did not see any problem at that time.

“But suddenly because there is a likelihood of this ticket (Tinubu-Shettima) emerging as a winner, people now want to divide us. We will say no because that is not who we are. It is about leadership. It is about character. It is about the audacity to think. It is about the ability to be able to think deeply and solve problems.

“We do not want to despise other candidates. We all know too well what their antecedents are. We all know too what their credentials are. But we know that as a nation, we need a strong launch pad. We need to think out of the box and be able to put our best foot forward.

“I want to thank the leadership of the Yoruba Tennis Club again for making the right choice by inviting Senator Kashim Shettima to deliver the anniversary lecture. We are celebrating 96 years now and let it be on record that by 2026 during our centenary celebration, by the grace of God, we will have Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu coming here to celebrate with us as President on our centenary and of course by your grace and your support, I will still remain as your 15th Governor, coming here and celebrate in four years time and all of you will be here.”

Sanwo-Olu also charged Yoruba people and residents of Lagos State to work toward the emergence of Asiwaju Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria. “We deserve to produce the next president. In Lagos we deserve it. Lagos requires it and it would be by the grace of God a bigger, better and stronger nation and state that all of you would be truly proud of to have been part of,” he said.