As Nigerians repare for the 2023 basic elections, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Rivers state counterpart, Nyesome Wike, have described politics of ethnicity and faith as a means creating acrimony within the nation.
Wike whereas talking at an occasion in Lagos had known as for the re-election of Sanwo-Olu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate whom he believed had carried out creditably nicely to earn him a second time period.
Additionally, the spouse of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha assured that the voice of ladies can be heard loudly within the 2023 basic elections.
They expressed their view on the opening ceremony of the twenty second annual Nationwide Ladies Convention organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officers (COWLSO) at the Eko Resort in Lagos
The occasion had in attendance former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, First Women of Kwara and Ogun states, Olufolake Abdulrazak, Bamidele Abiodun respectively, Lagos Meeting Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and his spouse, Falilat Obasa, Deputy Governor’s spouse, Oluremi Hamzat, amongst others.
This yr’s version tagged “Spring Forth, Stand Out” which was a clarion name for ladies to reinvent themselves within the face of the brand new regular,and champion the expansion and improvement of womenfolk.
The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was critically criticised for the assertion he made when assembly with members of Arewa Consultative Discussion board (ACF) when he suggested northerners to vote for him as a result of he’s one among them.
Wike who was a particular visitor of honour on the COWLSO stated, “My buddy, the Governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who by the particular grace of God will get a second time period as governor of Lagos state invited me to come back and I used to be completely happy to come back however unknown to me, I don’t know he has different issues in thoughts.
“I’m very completely happy to take part on this convention. As e dey ache them now, e dey candy us. I don’t honour invitation once I know there’s nothing to be taught, I honoured this invitation as a result of I do know I’ll be taught.
“I don’t copy ethnicity, I like to repeat good issues. I don’t copy unhealthy issues. The Governor of Lagos state has executed one thing for us to be taught. For me, if you’re in my occasion and you aren’t doing nicely, you gained’t see me and if you’re in one other occasion and you’re doing nicely, I’ll come.”
Whereas eulogizing the thought of ladies for coming collectively yearly to help the state governor, Wike acknowledged, “You will need to notice that girls will not be second class residents. They’re succesful human beings with nice abilities. No society can develope if ladies are impeded in realizing their potentials.”
The Rivers state governor who believes that was a part of the the explanation why Lagos state continued to set the tempo for different states within the nation, including that what he had learnt in Lagos as regards COWSOL can be replicated in Rivers state.
He due to this fact, donated N300 million naira to COWLSO, saying he’s impressed by the initiatives the Committee had been in a position to undertake to spice up improvement within the State.
Earlier in his speech, Sanwo-Olu stated, “With out you ladies, there’s nothing we are able to do. You’re reliable. Don’t let anyone deceive you. They’ll are available in sheep’s clothes. They’ll include all kinds of guarantees they usually don’t know what governance is all about.
“How can any individual in as we speak’s age say Lagos is for Lagos. How can any individual says Lagos is for Aworis. It’s myopic. Lagos is larger than anybody tribe.”