During a joint media briefing concerning the March 11 governorship election, the Ohaneze Ndigbo in Lagos expressed their support for the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of the state.
President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Sunday Ossai, declared their support for the governor, citing his fulfillment of campaign promises made to its members. Ossai promised that the group would ensure its people vote massively to secure Sanwo-Olu’s re-election, as he represents everything that Ndigbo needs to exist in Lagos.
Ossai also distanced the group from a statement calling for the governor’s resignation, which was credited to Okechukwu Isiguzoro, stating that the call did not come from the official body of Ohaneze Ndigbo or the Lagos chapter. Jane Okoro, the woman leader of the group, assured the governor that the entire women’s structure in the 57 LGAs and local council development areas (LCDAs) of the state would be mobilized to support his re-election.
Oladotun Hassan, president of the Yoruba council worldwide, appealed to all Igbo people in the state to reach out to their brothers and sisters to disregard all unfounded allegations against the governor, calling them “satanic intrigues and orchestrated lies from a pit of hell.” He further appealed to women not to allow their children to be used as political thugs in the forthcoming elections.