By Lukman Olabiyi, lakes
Vehicular movement around and within the Lagos Island area came to a halt on Saturday morning as State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu launched his second campaign at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena (Old Onikan Stadium), Onikan.
Despite the travel warning issued by the state Ministry of Transport ahead of the event, motorists heading to Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Lekki, Ajah and others still experienced heavy traffic to reach their various destinations. .
Many loyalists to the All Progressive Congress (APC) who flooded into the areas constituted a bottleneck for the free movement of vehicles.
Speaking at the rally on Saturday, the governor bragged about his performance and maintained that his scorecard would earn him a second term.
The governor also revealed that his administration’s proactivity saved the state from being submerged by flooding.
According to him, the fact that the state of Lagos was not submerged by the flood that recently devastated many parts of the country despite the fact that the state is less than two meters above sea level was not a coincidence, but the result of proactive measures taken to avert disaster.
He urged Lagosians to re-elect him, as well as his party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other party candidates for continued and efficient service delivery.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administration did not take for granted the support and mandate given to him more than three years ago when he was elected governor of the state, saying his administration worked very hard to overcome the challenges caused by the global economic collapse and other upheavals that shook the world.
He said the campaign slogan, which is Greater Lakes Rising, was based on the leaps his administration has made through the ISSUES agenda, saying tremendous strides have been made in the areas of transportation and traffic management in the state. .
Governor Sanwo-Olu said: ”You can see the completion of our rail projects, you’ve seen trains in Lagos for the first time in more than 40 or 50 years, there will be a rail system within the city. We have completed it and we are going to process it. You’ve seen our commitment to all of our BRT corridors, first and last mile buses, new taxis, you’ve seen our commitment to ferry terminals, the development of ferry terminals at seventeen locations in Lagos.
“We have solved the Apapa bottleneck, they have seen a new energized LASTMA that is working tirelessly, they have seen the construction and completion of the Lekki Deep sea port. You have seen the Regional Road that we are doing, you have seen the road that goes to Epe. You have seen the roads being built in Ikorodu, Alimosho, Ikoyi and Victoria Island, everywhere in the state.”
In his welcome address, the President of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Lagos State, Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi said that the party has been the ruling party in the state since the advent of democratic governance in the country, assuring the electorate that the party will not let them down.