APC’s Governorship candidate for Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has talked about the quality of workers in the Lagos State civil service, describing them as Nigeria’s best and citizens that cannot be manipulated for electoral gain.
In a recent statement, the governorship aspirant tackled Jimi Agbaje’s rigging allegation by saying his gesture of giving the civil servants bags of rice was not to make them vote for him but was a way of engaging with the people he considers critical in his Lagos project.
According to him, the interactive sessions he had with them was for him to understand their most pressing needs that his government will look to provide if he is elected.
The statement read, “We do not believe in sitting in a cozy office or at a conference table to determine what the people want. We must come out and talk directly to the people, share our thoughts with them, ask them questions and also answer questions they ask us. That is democracy and that is exactly why we held a session with the civil servants. We consider them very critical in the scheme of things.”
“It is unfortunate that Mr. Agbaje, who we strongly consider to be a learner in the art and science of politics always misses the point. For Agbaje to describe our meeting with the public servants in the manner he did shows Is disdain for consultative politics and government. how politically naïve he is. Why will a governorship candidate not consider the civil servants who will help to execute all government policies, programmes and agenda as major stakeholders during his or her campaign? We cannot but accede to the fact that the PDP candidate is truly a learner. ” ”it is also an insult on the creme of public servants in Lagos State to be described as people that could be easily manipulated for electoral gains.”
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