Following Saturday’s defeat of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the presidential election held in Lagos, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national youth wing has expressed fear that the party may lose the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Dayo Israel, leader of APC’s youth wing, told supporters of the party and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that there’s work to be done ahead of the March 11 governorship election in the state.
Tinubu, the acclaimed ‘godfather’ of Lagos politics, lost the state to a fairly small political party with no structure during the presidential election on Saturday.
The two-time former Lagos governor came second with 572,606 votes after Labour Party’s Peter Obi who scored 582,454 votes at the polls.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came third with 75,750 votes while Rabiu Kawankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (PDP) secured 8,442 in the state.
Tweeting on Monday, Israel urged all party excos, councillors and leaders of youth groups in the state to embark on a door-to-door campaign to prevent Governor Sanwo-Olu from suffering Tinubu’s fate in the governorship election.
‘Ise wa’ means there’s work to be done in the Yoruba language.
In a now-deleted tweet, Israel had earlier said any government appointee who fails to win their electoral wards for Governor Sanwo-Olu should not bother resuming to Alausa, the state capital of Lagos and seat of power, on the 13th — the Monday after the governorship election.
Meanwhile, some Lagosians on social media have pledged to ensure that the LP governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, wins the poll.
LP’s Thaddeus Attah won the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives during the Saturday election.
How was Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu able to make up to 500,000 votes in Lagos. I know why I am asking this cus he did not have such votes. APC never had upto 180,000 votes in Lagos. Same thing as Ekiti and Platue state.