2023: Wike stands with Sanwo-Olu against Lagos PDP

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike yesterday, endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for a second term but was silent on the fate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s, candidate in Lagos, Dr Olajide Adediran popularly called Jandor.

Governor Wike spoke as the Special Guest of Honour at the 2022 Annual Conference of Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO, with the theme ‘Spring Forth, Stand Out,’ held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

The governor announced the donation of N300 million to COWLSO as support.

While endorsing Sanwo-Olu for a second term, the Rivers governor said: “By the grace of God, you will be a second-term governor. Lagos State is doing better than other states in the country because Lagos has allowed women to participate in governance in various capacities. I am happy to participate in this conference.

“I don’t play politics of ethnicity. Even if Sanwo-Olu is at my party but is not doing well, I wouldn’t have come. I do not regret saying I am in support of you.”

Sanwo-Olu, in his remarks, said: “I must express how much I am proud of the achievements of COWLSO, especially in the way they have stood by us and contributed to promoting the ideas and objectives of our administration.

“The various philanthropic and humanitarian activities of COWLSO in addition to their intervention in critical sectors such as health, education, environment and youth development have continued to impact positively on the lives of Lagosians.”