Babajide Sanwo-Olu has formally declared his intention to slug it out against incumbent Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.
He announced his bid on Sunday during a political rally held at City Hall, Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu is the Managing Director of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, LSDPC, a parastatal under Lagos State Government.
There are strong indications that he has the backing of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party.
Sanwo-Olu said he will make Lagos the “greatest, most vibrant city on the African continent, taking its rightful place in the comity of states around the globe”.
His words: “I have a vision for a Lagos with modern and affordable transport system, impeccable public health facilities, world class educational institutions, where we succeed in educating and skilling our youth, especially our children.
“A vision for a Lagos where our children are educated and our youth are highly-skilled, healthy, free of hunger, illiteracy, disease and destitution.
“There’s a lot of work to be done to achieve the Lagos of our dream.”
Sanwo-Olu added that he, “will be a good party man and run an inclusive government”.