A political analyst and President of the Campaign for Dignity in Governance (CDG), Comrade Razaq Olokoba, has said that the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, was a clarion call for him to hit the ground running.
Olokoba, whos group comprises of about 70 other rights groups across the country asserted that, there is room for delay immediately Sanwo-Olu assumes office on May 29, saying the good people of Lagos State are anxiously waiting to seeing him in action to execute his promised people’s oriented programmes.
According to him, since Sanwo-Olu’s victory has assuaged the expectation of the people as reflected in the election, it is now mandatory on him to prove to them that they have not made a wrong choice and so would not be disappointed.
The group leader, who expressed confidence that Sanwo-Olu would perform wonder in office said, with the antecedence of all progressives like him, who have been consistently respecting the yearnings of the people since 1999, he will not deviate from the path of progress, growth and development.
On agenda for the in-coming governor, the young activist has this to say:
“Of course, there is a big challenge when it comes to environmental development. The roads have suffered a bit of lack of attention in Lagos at the moment. And given the track record of Sanwo-Olu, I know he is going to hit the ground running. I can assure Lagosians that in six months, we are going to get to Eldorado.
“I know that security in Lagos is also calling for attention vis a vis the traffic logjam in the state. Environmental issues concerning dumbing of refuse is also calling for attention. Drainage issue is also to be attended to. And the general morale of public officers in Lagos like the LASMA and others needs to be boosted.
I can recall that in the last three and a half years, some LASMA personnel have lost their lives. And the culprits, till today have not been brought to book. This kind of sad development can dampen the morale of public officers who are law maintaining officials unlike what was obtainable during the time of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola (SAN). And because of Sanwo-Olu that we know, I am sure he will turn things round and put the state back on track.
“I know the dream of every Lagosian is to see the glory days of Asiwaju Tinubu and all those glorious days of Fashola. We know that Akinwumi Ambode is doing his best, but what we are saying is that, there are challenges at the moment which we know very well that Sanwo-Olu is capable of addressing. So, I welcome all Lagosians on board for a better Lagos.”
On this note, Olokoba therefore urged the people to continue to extend the kind of goodwill, support and patriotism that they have been exhibiting since 1999 that made Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola succeed to Sanwo-Olu.
His words: “And the goodwill they have for Ambode should be doubled for Sanwo-Olu. And I know that such goodwill for Sanwo-Olu would not be squandered. It would be properly invested and the people would not be disappointed. I can speak for him because I know him very well as a good man and a workaholic. He will beautify Lagos and turn Lagos round.
“The people of Lagos under Sanwo-Olu will prosper. They will have good story to tell in two years about this man that has just won an election to take up the leadership of government in Lagos State. And I can assure the people that they will not be disappointed.”