Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has told Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation and presidential aspirant that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the “rallying point” of Lagos delegates.
Sanwo-Olu spoke when Amaechi paid a consultative visit to the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State.
At the governor’s office in Marina, Sanwo-Olu told the minister that, in spite of him being eminently qualified to be president, he has respect and high regard for the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaji Tinubu who also wants to be president of Nigeria.
He said “I want to say to you that you are eminently qualified and there is no doubt about that. You are very experienced in this journey, but for a whole lot of us in Lagos State, Tinubu continues to be our rallying point. I certainly know what your pedigree is and what you have done. I will be unfair if I don’t say that.”
“As a person, I have regard and respect for our leader, Tinubu. I have been a direct beneficiary of his leadership. I have been part of his cabinet, and personally I continue to toe that line of leadership Tinubu stands for. But because we are not God, God himself will help the cause of this country,’’ Sanwo-Olu said.
Amaechi during his official declaration in Port Harcourt, River State early this month, said that his decision to run for the Presidency was borne out of the need to serve and provide selfless leadership to Nigerians. He said considering his wealth of experience, he would be a president that would protect the interest of all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion.