Nine political parties under the umbrella of the Alliance of Registered Political Parties (ARPP) on Monday declared support for the re-election of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat in Saturday’s election in Lagos State.
The parties are the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Action Democratic Party (ADP), Action Peoples Party (APP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), the National Rescue Movement (NRM), the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), and Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
Governorship candidates of five of the political parties in the ARPP also stepped down in support of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat; they are Chief Adeyemi Abiola of APP, Mr Adenipebi Mode-Adekunle of ZLP, Mrs Funmi Kupoluyi of APM, Mr Ishola Bamidele of ADP and Mr Ajayi Adebayo of the YPP.
Addressing a news conference on Monday in Ikeja, Mr Ajayi Adebayo, leader of ARPP, said the decision was reached after a thorough analysis of the performance of Sanwo-Olu in Lagos State, and the group had resolved not to sacrifice various landmark achievements of the Sanwo-Olu-led administration on the altar of bitter politicking.