The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to pick the part’s governorship price ticket for the 2019 election within the nation.
Sen. Anthony Adefuye, a member the council, announced the endorsement to party members on Saturday, at a stakeholders’ meeting at the ACME Road nation party secretariat.
He stated GAC, the highest selection-making frame of the chapter, arrived on the endorsement after an assembly, which lasted for numerous hours.
Adefuye said the meeting was chaired with the aid of national chief of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and become attended by means of different prominent participants of the party.
Adefuye indexed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila and Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa as some of those also on the assembly.
He stated that the decision to back Sanwo-Olu, a former Commissioner for Training and Establishment, against the incumbent, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, was inside the interest of the country and the party.
Adefuye also announced that the governorship primary have been postponed from Sunday to Monday however gave no purpose for the shift.
He instructed the crowd that another aspirant, a former Commissioner for Works, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, had withdrawn from the race and had advocated Sanwo-Olu.
“There become a GAC meeting held this morning, which changed into attended by using the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, and others.
“After the assembly, I have been mandated through the GAC to announce this to you.
“The gubernatorial primary in advance scheduled for day after today, September 30th, has been shifted to Monday, October 1.
“Also, the GAC became informed by way of Dr Obafemi Hamzat of his selection to graciously step down and advise Jide Sanwoolu.
“GAC has recommended Babajide Sanwo-Olu as its preferred candidate beforehand of the primary,” he added.