A Lagos aspirant in the governorship race of Lagos State, Jide Sanwo-Olu, has said his participation is about the Lagos of his dream and not due to the endorsement of party leader, Bola Tinubu, PremiumTimes reports.
He said this while addressing journalists at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday after submitting his nomination form.
Mr Sanwo-Olu is believed to have the support of Mr Tinubu following amidst differences between the latter and the Lagos governor.
But Mr Sanwo-Olu would neither confirm or deny the speculation of his endorsement when pressed by journalists on Wednesday.
“There is no doubt that things would be said here and there. A man that is standing in front of you, fully grown-man with several years of experience. Like I said, it is about the Lagos of our dream, it is about the Lagos we want to take to the next level,” he said.
“I think it has nothing to do with our leader and there is no denial that he’s our national leader. And he takes back position not only in the state but in the national and you know he has interest in the well-being and improvement in Nigeria’s dream.
“So, by extension, Lagos is a dream that he is pertinent about and we will continue to refer to him as our leader. But the most important thing is, I am in front of you, this is who I am, this is what I have come to express to you and Lagos, certainly will be a better place to live for all us.”
Mr Sanwo-Olu revealed he would be making a formal declaration when he returns to Lagos.