LG Poll: Level of advocacy needs improvement, says Gov. Sanwo-Olu
Uploaded by Yemisi Dada on July 24, 2021
Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said the level of advocacy needs improvement as people exercise their franchise.Governor Sanwo-Olu spoke shortly after voting at the polling Unit 019, Ward 9, Lateef Jakande/ Femi Okunnu Avenue, Ikoyi.The Governor who arrived at the polling unit at 11:03 am in company of his wife, Mrs Ibijoke, said though there was late arrival of materials at the four polling units he had visited, the election offered Lagosians to exercise their franchise by voting their preferred candidates.According to him, “I have noticed about four polling booths. I would not say they were crowded polling booths but all went on peacefully. Reports I have gotten so far in the last two hours are that things are going as expected. There could be delay in terms of arrival of materials but we thank God we have started and I hope what we have seen here is what we will see in other polling units; that people will turn out and express themselves in the ongoing local government and councillors election in Lagos State. We are expecting that everything will go on well, free and fair.“This is only time we can express ourselves freely. It’s a question of the encouragement and advocacy that we need to continue to give to our citizens. All the logistics have been provided, it’s just for our people to come out and exercise their franchise. We will continue to improve on the advocacy,” Sanwo-Olu said.While responding to question on the serenity of the voting area, the Governor said the construction of the Lateef Jakande Avenue was in fulfilment of his campaign promises to the people.“What you have seen here is a reflection of what is happening in our local governments. Two years ago, this Lateef Jakande Road was not like this but we have constructed the road and we are doing the same thing in all out local governments. The whole idea around governace is to improve the life of our people and I am sure that we would continue,” he said.
Also speaking to journalists in similar vein, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Gbolahan Yishawu has advised residents in the State to always come out and exercise their franchise, saying grassroots election is the most critical in electioneering.Yishawu who represents Eti-Osa constituency II in the House, made the remark shortly after voting during the state local government election on Saturday at St. Geogies Primary School, Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA.