Posted by Bolaji Buhari | 5 November 2018 | 1,182 times
Former Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has been announced as the running mate to Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
The Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Tunde Balogun announced Hamzat’s choice at a news conference on Sunday at the party secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba area of Lagos.
Sanwoolu also tweeted the choice and presentation: After consulting widely with stakeholders and our political party, I am delighted to announce Dr. @FemiHamzat as my Deputy Governorship candidate. With this decision, Lagosians should be rest assured of the best as we will work assiduously to transform every aspect of our lives.
The presentation only formalised an open secret in the state. Hamzat had been the preferred choice of the leaders, after he stepped down in the governorship race for Sanwoolu late September.
Balogun said Hamzat was selected after wide consultations by the Apex decision making body of the party with other important stakeholders.
He described Hamzat as a competent hand, saying the party had no doubt of the complementary role he would play in helping Sanwoolu move the state forward.
Sanwo-Olu, commended the choice of Hamzat as his running mate, expressing confidence that the former Commissioner would help realise a better Lagos.
He said he had known Hamzat for years personally and professionally and that he could vouch for his competence and integrity to help deliver a better Lagos.
In his acceptance speech, Hamzat thanked the party for choosing him and Sanwoolu to fly its flag in the elections.
He said he and Sanwoolu knew what was required to deliver a better Lagos, promising to do his best if the party gets the mandate. (NAN)
•Lagos Party chairman Balogun, 3rd left presents Hamzat as the deputy governorship candidate for APC. Sanwoolu, governorship candidate is 2nd left.
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