The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) have picked All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as it candidate for the March 9 Polls.
In a recent presss briefing by the association’s Secretary General, Mr Chidi Omeje and National Coordinator, Ifeanyi Ubah, they revealed their plans to ensure Sanwo clinches the votes of Igbos and other Lagosians.
TAN mentioned that this step they have taken was a welI-thought decision that became a important after cautious considerations and consultations with key stakeholders in Lagos state.
Their words, “Sanwo-OIu antecedents speak volume of his rare qualities, transparency, financial discipline, accountability and fairness.
“He represents the vision and passion for a greater Lagos State and we are proud to have endorsed his candidature and eventual succession as the Governor of Lagos State. “We are of the ardent belief that the strategic focus of Mr Sanwo Olu’s administration will certainly build a better tomorrow filled with opportunities, unity and hope for Lagosians.
“A vote for Sanwo-Olu is a vote for economic prosperity, infrastructural development and most importantly, qualitative governance and institutional reforms.
“In light of the foregoing and by this press release, we hereby activate with immediate effect, all our political structures and mechanisms, door-to-door campaigners, market groups as well as other key groups and structures which have been used to achieve ground breaking and historic feats in Lagos State so as to ensure that Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC is returned elected as the next Governor of Lagos State.”
Ifeanyi Ubah was concerned that the endorsement might be given another meaning being that he is a YPP candidate, but he noted that it had nothing to do with party loyalty.
He said, “TAN is a national platform but also we have our ethnic structure. “For the Igbo in Lagos we are speaking for them, we have consulted them widely. We have told them why it is important to support APC structure and to vote in Sanwo-Olu come Saturday.
“Visible work starts tomorrow but we have done some underground work prior to this press briefing.
“The most important thing is that we will not want to have friction with the Yoruba or any other ethnic group in Lagos. I think we are coming in at this point in time to swiftly get involved by putting in a round peg in a round hole.
“You should know very well that if it were to be issue of party I will not be here speaking because I am mindful of anti-party as a candidate of YPP. “I am here in the interest of our Board of Trustees and TAN structure, which have mandated me to speak on their behalf.”