Prominent traditional rulers in Lagos State have thrown their weights behind the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the state, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
The paramount ruler of Iruland, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru and his Ajiran counterpart, Oba Tijani Adetunji Akinloye, have both thrown their weights behind the aspiration of Sanwo-Olu.
The monarchs told Mr. Sanwo-Olu to make the people of Lagos State the focus his policies when he is elected as the governor.
Oba Oniru and Oba Akinloye gave their endorsements during separate courtesy visits to their palaces by Sanwo-Olu.
Oniru, who was effusive in his prayers for Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, described the duo as a good omen for Lagos, adding that Lagos State has never had it so good with the quality of candidates that the APC has presented for the coming general election.
Urging the team to stay focused and not be distracted by voices of dissent, Oba Oniru said, “People are the cornerstone of electoral success, so don’t abandon them when you get to power. The market women and men are very important, so also are the royal fathers. You must always carry them along in your decision making process.”
On his part, the Ojomu of Ajiranland, Oba Akinloye advised Sanwo-Olu to be fair to all and sundry when elected; saying that he had no doubt that the APC will emerge victorious in the governorship election.
The royal father however warned against what he described as people who may want to plant a seed of discord between him and his deputy.