*Disbandment Of SARS, Victory For Nigerian Youths- Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for creating a level playing ground for the conduct of free and fair elections in the country, saying the President is deepening democracy and electoral process in Nigeria, considering the success recorded in the Ondo governorship election as well as last month’s gubernatorial poll in Edo State.
Sanwo-Olu who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for Ondo State Governorship election congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on his victory in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the State, describing it as well deserved.
He said, “I appreciate the leader of our party, President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the caretaker chairman of our party, the Governor of Yobe State, my colleagues and other APC leaders, especially members of the National Campaign Council for working tirelessly for the victory of our party in the Ondo State governorship poll.”
Sanwo-Olu was received by teeming Lagosians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos said Akeredolu’s victory is a clear manifestation that the APC remains the party of choice for Nigerians, stressing that the party will continue to work in the best interest of Nigerians.
He said: “I must congratulate my brother, Governor Akeredolu for being victorious in last Saturday’s election. His victory across the state is a confirmation of the trust and belief of the people in the APC led administration in Ondo State, having benefitted immensely from the various people-oriented programmes of his administration.
“The victory is for all of us and for the entire leadership of our party. It is teamwork; it is not one person, it is a whole team that came together. And what it means is that when we all work together as a team, we win together.
“The real winners at the end of the day are citizens of Ondo State because indeed they have re-elected a “talk and do” governor. The victory is deserving.
“Looking at the performance of Governor Akeredolu in Ondo State, it is clear to me that Ondo people know what is right. And they have done what is right by giving him an opportunity to continue his good work.
“Our victory in Ondo State is an assurance to us that we are doing something right. We know there are areas of improvement and we are determined to ensure that we give Nigerians the best they deserve.”
Commenting on the ongoing protest at #EndSARS, Sanwo-Olu said Sanwo-Olu said the disbandment of the Special Anti-robbery Squad by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is a victory for the youths of Nigeria following nationwide protests against the Anti-Robbery squad.
He said the protests held at different locations within Lagos showed the beauty of democracy and that people have the right to express their views.
The governor commended the youths for being very peaceful during the protest and promised that the government meant business about the disbandment of SARS.
He urged the youths not to doubt the government’s sincerity as it was the first time, the government would be disbanding the group, adding the youths have his full support on their demand as he would not sit back and allow any residents to be maltreated.
Sanwo-Olu said the statement of government is very clear on the disbandment reasons there were measures that would be taken afterwards.
The governor added that he had spoken with the Commissioner of Police and the state Director of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, on the way forward.