LAGOS GUBER ELECTIONS: Orji Uzor-Kalu Meets With Ndigbos In Lagos, Endorses Babajide Sanwo-Olu For Governor.

Tinubu, Kalu & Sanwo-Olu.

Ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly Elections, former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect for Abia North senatorial zone, Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu on Wednesday met with Igbo leaders living in Lagos.


The meeting which ended in the wee hours of Wednesday was held at the Conference centre of the Camp Neya country home of the former governor with over 1500 Igbo attendees from various social and cultural Igbo organisations and groups in Lagos.

Kalu appealed to those in attendance and Igbos living in Lagos to support the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and added that Lagos State has continually witnessed robust development since 1999, when Asiwaju Bola Tinubu took over the mantle of leadership in the state.

Addressing the gathering, the Senator-elect faulted perpetrators of hate campaigns in the state, stressing that the cultural diversity of Nigeria is an added advantage, noting that politicians should desist from bringing tribal sentiments into politics.

Orji Kalu narrated his long standing relationship with the APC National leaders.

He said “I recall how Tinubu protected your markets when it was almost certain to be demolished. All the times I had reached out to him on any Igbo related issue in Lagos, Tinubu gives it full attention and he has continued to do that. We are so close that even my own children, Neya, Zina and Michael lived in his house for a long time”. 

“We are expecting that you strengthen the place of Igbos in Lagos by voting for the APC. With President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the polls, the same victory would be recorded in Lagos and it’s very important you all take part in that victory.”

Dr. Kalu Continued: The gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is the best choice for Lagos right now, as he warned that the “state would be messed up should any other party clinch victory”.

According to him, “when you talk about the future of Lagos state, you talk about the APC receiving block votes from all quarters and especially “THE IGBOS”.

“Sanwo-Olu has the capacity required of anyone who wants to lead a highly resourceful people like Lagosians and amongst other candidates, he is the most competent to govern the state, so I urge you to go out and cast your votes for him”.