Tinubu is our man in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu tells visiting Amaechi
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday told Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu remains the rallying point in Lagos.
Amaechi had visited Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Marina to seek support for his presidential ambition, but the governor told him the blunt truth.
Amaechi and Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, are presidential hopefuls on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sanwo-Olu, who wished the minister well in his presidential ambition, noted that he’s eminently qualified for the top job.
The Lagos governor, however, said he is a “direct beneficiary” of Tinubu’s leadership, and that as such, the state would support him to become Nigeria’s next president.
“I have sheer regard and respect for our leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. I have been a direct beneficiary of his leadership. I have been part of his cabinet.
“Personally, I continue to tow that line of leadership and what he stands for. I want to say to you that you’re eminently qualified and I want to wish you well in this journey. Clearly, for all of us in Lagos state, Asiwaju continues to be our rallying point, but the country is our country and we must continue to see it as the one that is indivisible and the one that we all rally round. I certainly know too well what your pedigree is and what you have done,” he said.
Speaking, Amaechi said it took a lot of courage to visit Lagos because he recognised Tinubu’s influence in the state.
“It is a difficult thing to even come here because we already know that our leader comes from Lagos State. And you come from that family of our leader.
“We know that our leader is eminently qualified to rule this country. He has led Lagos State,” he said.