As the 2023 general election approaches, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Friday, endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, for a second term in office.
Newsbreak reports that the endorsement took place at the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders meeting held at the Adeyemi Bero Hall, Alausa, Ikeja.
This puts to rest the controversy surrounding the second term bid of Sanwo-Olu.
Earlier, the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) maintained that it has cleared Sanwo-Olu to return in 2023.
There had been reports (not by Newsbreak) that Tinubu had dumped Sanwo-Olu for another loyalist, Mustapha Olorunfemi, ahead of the May 23, 2022 governorship primary in the state.
Prince Tajudeen Olusi, a GAC member, and APC chairman in Lagos, Cornelius Ojelabi, in separate interviews with Punch on Thursday, noted that Sanwo-Olu had GAC’s support to return to office.
The GAC is the highest decision-making organ of the APC headed by Tinubu.