👤 Adenike Lucas, DENISAURUS News
Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, the Gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP in Lagos will “take back” the state from those holding it back and would work to bring “positive” results to all of its residents, a top member of the party in the South West has said.
Adelaja Adeoye, ADP Publicity Secretary for Lagos, who noted how well his candidate had done at a debate organised with the support of a popular election monitoring organisation, stated that there was “no match” to Mr Gbadamosi among the choice of people vying for the number position in Lagos State.
Prince Adeoye, went on to appeal to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that it conducts a free, fair and credible election.
While the Presidential election will hold on February 16, the Governorship election is scheduled to hold on March 2.
Akinwunmi Ambode, the current Governor and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress was not allowed to run for a second term.
Sources in the state say Governor Ambode stepped on the toes of a chieftain in the party who stood as God-Father to him in 2015.
The Godfather had apparently given a directive for a “direct primaries” with the aim that it would prevent Governor Amode’s return.
During the primaries held in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was declared winner. Mr Sanwo-Olu is expected to retain Lagos for the APC.
But, the young pub sec went on to explain that Mr Gbadamosi is “the most qualified candidate,” who is going to make life better for all categories of people in Lagos”
Prince Adeoye said with all this qualities, his candidate was “surely win the election.”
The comment comes days after the platform held a debate with all the candidates.
When it comes to the issues affecting Lagosians such as shortage of housing, and flooding, Mr Gbadamosi, who comes into politics from the private sector, said the debate organised by the Platform, that he has built an estate pretty much in the model of what he wants to build in Lagos state.
The ADP candidate argued that “civil servants are disgracefully paid” in Lagos. Mr Gbadamosi promised to look at quickly, so that the civil service in Lagos can be at working at the 21st century.
Other issues such as traffic and power supply are also going to be addressed if Mr Gbadamosi is given the opportunity to be the executive governor of Lagos.
Commentators quickly took to the view point of Mr Gbadamosi, putting his chances of becoming the fourth democratically elected Governor of the state high.
One viewer said he was supporting the business man turned politician because he is “very practical and intelligent man Sir.”
Another stated that “Gbadamosi you are the best!”
The real estate investor, who said he has provided infrastructure, provided water and power in the last eight years non-stop and has avoided being flooded out despite living in the Lekki-Peninsular, was able to outshine the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, who was expected to be the official opposition in Lagos state.
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A well known social media influencer, Segun Awosanya, who spearheaded the END SARS campaign, had also decided to vote for Mr Gbadamosi following his performance at the debate.
“I’m with Distinguished Babatunde O. Gbadamosi. Let’s prosper Lagos together,” @segalink wrote to his over 200 thousand followers.
In a statement released after the debate, Prince Adeoye stated that “Lagosians who watched and heard of Gbadamosi’s performance at the Debate, they have realized and discovered that, only the ADP is prepared to serve the people of Lagos State because it’s governorship candidate is ready to give power back to them through what it termed as ‘Beyond Ordinary Governance.’”
Prince Adeoye said: “Mr Babatunde whose exceptional brilliance was showcased at the platform’s governorship debate, organized by the Convenant Christian Center on Sunday in Lagos, which was greeted with positive commendations across the social media networks, he was rated as the overall best by an online news portal “Premium Times” and others, all the fact check done for his arguments at the debate were all correct according to the BudgITng.”