Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has declared moves by political parties to contest against the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State as a waste of time.
This is as Wike, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC for second term in Lagos State.
Wike’s endorsement of Sanwo-Olu, an opposition party candidate raised eyebrows especially as the PDP has a candidate in the person of Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor.
Wike’s endorsement was shared by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, via a tweet on Tuesday.
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Akosile quoted Wike to have said;
“Any party contesting against APC in Lagos is wasting time. Sanwo-Olu is a super performing Governor.”
Wike was the Special Guest of Honour at the 2022 National Women’s Conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), with the theme: ‘Spring Forth, Stand Out’, held at Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island.
The governor also donated N300 million to COWLSO.
According to Wike, Governor Sanwo-Olu’s performance in office has earned him a second term.
He hailed him for giving women the opportunity to serve in capacities in the state, especially the judiciary.
Wike said the involvement of women in politics and decision making in Lagos State was helping the state to continue to set the pace.
He expressed his amazement at all COWLSO had been able to achieve, and promised to replicate all he had learnt from the conference.
Wike told Sanwo-Olu;
“By the grace of God, you will be a second term governor.
“Lagos State is doing better than other states in this country because Lagos has allowed women to participate in governance in various capacities. I am very happy to participate in this conference.
“I don’t play politics of ethnicity. Even if Sanwo-Olu is in my party but is not doing well, I wouldn’t have come. I do not regret saying I am in support of you.”