Lagos not in bondage, Sanwo-Olu replies Agbaje

Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said Lagosians are free citizens and not in bondage in what seemed to be an overt response to his opponent’s campaign theme.

Mr Sanwo-Olu stated this on Sunday at the Palace of the Akran of Badagry Aholu De Wheno Menu Toyi 1 during a consultative visit to traditional rulers in the Badagry division.

In response to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Jimi Agbaje, who said on Saturday in his campaign flag-off that Lagosians were in bondage, Sanwo-Olu said that Lagosians had not been enslaved under his party’s watch.

He noted that the state had achieved accelerated prosperity since 1999 due to the tenacity and purposefulness of the ruling party.

“Some have started talking about freedom and insinuated that Lagos is in bondage. Unfortunately, we cannot begin to talk about freedom in the 21st century. This is insulting to humanity and the people of Lagos especially because slavery and bondage were abolished in Badagry several decades ago.

“When they talk about freedom, we ask them freedom from what? We have had our freedom and everyone in Lagos is free. We have since moved away from the era of slavery, to era of prosperity with deep-seated aspiration for greater Lagos.

“We are aware of the challenges facing the people of Badagry on the rehabilitation of the expressway and we are promising that our administration would immediately hit the ground running and ensure the completion of that important road immediately we assume office by your votes,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu reminded the royal fathers of the economic importance of tourism to the state’s GDP, assuring them of speedy completion of all projects if voted into power.

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