Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday urged members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) ready to elect its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, elected as the nation’s next president.
The governor who returned to Lagos after taking part in the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) special convention held to choose the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections was received by a mass party faithful, who thronged the presidential wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Ikeja, to welcome him back and celebrate the emergence of Sanwo-Olu’s predecessor and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the party’s presidential flag bearer.
He said, “Your first prayer point has just been answered. It is the turn of the South to produce the next President of Nigeria, and I am happy to tell you that this national mandate has been given to our own Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu by all Nigerians who chose him as our party’s candidate. However, this task will not be accomplished only by our votes in Lagos; we must now take the message to all communities to galvanise our people across the country.
“Our National Leader has officially received the flag, but the next hurdle is to get him elected at the general elections. This is where we need to play our part in this project. Anyone that has not registered for Permanent Voter Card (PVC) now has to do so. Those of us who have collected over many years ago must go for revalidation of the card, so that our votes will count in the election. This is our chance to get Tinubu elected, we must ensure we are fully involved by getting our PVC ready.”
Speaking on the electoral process that produced Tinubu at the primaries, Sanwo-Olu said the outcome of the special convention went against the wishes of the naysayers, whom he said, had written off the party on conducting free and fair primaries.
The Governor said APC had come out of the convention more united.