The 2019 general election is gearing up to be a very fascinating one especially in Lagos State where 45 political parties are now in a coalition with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a move against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The coalition endorsed the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the 2019 election.
Other political parties that threw their weight behind the APC candidate ahead of the election next year were: KOWA Party (KP), Action Peoples Party (APP), Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD), Coalition for Change (C4C), Better Nigeria Progressives Party (BNPP), United Patriot (UP), Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, Young Democratic Party (YDP), Yes Electorate Solidarity, (YES), Youth Party (YP), Young Progressives Party (YPP), Peoples Redemption Party, (PRP), Peoples Progressives Party (PPP), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Providence People’s Congress (PPC).
Also part of the coalition were: Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA), Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), Nigeria People’s Congress (NPC), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Independent Democrats (ID), Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP), Legacy Party of Nigeria (LPN), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN) and others.
The parties under the coalition released a statement assuring Sanwo-Olu of their unwavering support before and during the upcoming election.
The Chairman of the coalition under the aegis of Coalition of Progressives Political Parties, Aderemi Fatukasi, reiterated the need for the state to be ruled by visionary leaders who will achieve development within the specified framework in the state.
Fatukasi said Sanwo-Olu is better positioned to achieve this goal towards charting a better path in the future for Lagosians.
He continued, “Based on the antecedent of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, right from his days in the private sector, in the three ministry’s he served in Lagos State, up to his last days in the LSDPC as the Managing Director, we strongly believe he will actualise the good work that is ongoing in the state of excellence.
“Without mincing words, we the 45 political parties, under the umbrella of Coalition of Progressives Political Parties in Lagos State (CP3), have hereby endorsed the candidature of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the next Governor of Lagos State.”
Accepting their endorsement, Sanwo-Olu, who commend the parties and their members over his endorsement, assured the coalition of carrying along all parties and those yet to come with their support.
The APC governorship candidate expressed his genuine commitment to serve the state and ensure that no stone is left unturned, even as he tasked stakeholders of his party on the task ahead for the 2019 election.