Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Saturday said efforts are being made behind the scene to secure the release of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Igboho is being detained in Cotonou, Benin Republic after his arrest on Monday night while he was about to board a plane to Germany.
Sanwo-Olu, who fielded questions from newsmen after voting in the ongoing council polls in the state at the polling unit 019, Ward 9, Lateef Jakande/Femi Okunnu Ikoyi. in company of his wife, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, was asked what was being done to secure the release of Igboho.
The governor noted that he was sure there are moves behind the scene to ensure his release.
According to him, it won’t be proper to come to the public to announce what efforts were being made behind the scene to secure the release of Igboho.
Speaking on the ongoing election, Sanwo-Olu appealed to Lagosians to come out enmasse and vote, adding that though there was late arrival of materials at the four polling units he had visited, the election offered Lagosians the opportunity to exercise their franchise by voting their preferred candidates.
He said: “I have noticed about four polling booths. I would not said they were crowded polling booths but all went on peacefully. Report I have gotten so far in the last two hours are that things are going as expected. There could be delay in terms of arrival of materials but we thank God we have started and I hope what we have seen here is what we will see in other polling units; that people will turn out and express themselves in the ongoing local government and councillors election in Lagos State. We are expecting that everything will go on well free and fair.
“This is the only time we can express ourselves freely. It’s a question of the encouragement and advocacy that we need to continue to give to our citizens. All the logistics have been provided, it’s just for our people to come out and exercise their franchise. We will continue to improve on the advocacy.”
The Governor also said the construction of the Lateef Jakande street road was in fulfillment of his campaign promises to the people.
“What you have seen here is a reflection of what is happening in our local governments. Two years ago, this Lateef Jakande road was not like this but we have constructed the road and we are doing the same thing in all out local governments. The whole idea around governance is to improve the life of our people and I am sure that we would continue,” he added.