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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on residents of the state to continuously ensure that Lagos remains politically stable for sustained peace, which the state currently enjoys which has made it the most peaceful state in Nigeria.
The Eastern Updates reports that Governor Sanwo-Olu made this call yesterday during his meeting with leaders of the Lagos State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by its President, Chief Solomon Ogbonna, and Ohanaeze Political Forum led by its Chairman, Chief Chris Ekwilo, at the Lagos House, Marina.
He said the 2023 general elections for Lagos residents, especially the Igbo people should be about who has their best interest of the nation at heart, a person, who over the years has created opportunities without consideration for tribal interests and who has given a genuine platform for people to thrive, live and work well.
‘There is no part of this state where one form of development is not happening. We will continue to push development in every nook and cranny of the state. This is the most peaceful state in the country. We spent so much on security to keep all of us saved on a daily basis. So, if people now come and want to divide us, we shouldn’t let that happen.
‘We all have a responsibility to continue to ensure that Lagos continues to remain politically stable for all of us so that we can continue to enjoy the peace that we are all experiencing. All the things we are doing are natural for us to do because God has created us to make life better for our fellow human beings.
‘Don’t let us begin to divide what has held us. Let us be careful and let our people know that what is holding us together is bigger than wanting to divide us.’ For me, it is not just about coming back; it is just because we want the development to continue in Lagos.’
We will do our best. We will convince and carry everybody along and make sure we give everybody a space. Don’t change something that is good and working,’ he advised.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also commended the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State, saying Ogbonna is passionate about his kinsmen and the welfare of the Ndigbo in the State.