Members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos have said they will support the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The President of the Ohaneze Ndigbo in Lagos, Chief Solomon Aguene, who disclosed this in a telephone interview with Saturday PUNCH, explained that since the group was in support of a second term for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, there was nothing wrong in supporting his (Sanwo-Olu) presidential candidate.
Aguene explained that Ohanaeze’s decision was based on the need for Ndigbo in Lagos to benefit from the dividends of democracy in the state.
He said, “We are in Lagos, we enjoy Lagos more than any other tribe and we have all agreed that we will vote for and follow Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and support the APC at the centre.
For me and for the Igbo people in Lagos, our candidate is Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and once you have the governor of the state you cherish so much, you must also try to make sure that the same party emerges in Abuja, so that you can get whatever you want for your people in democracy, that is what I am doing as President.
“We will support whoever is the candidate of Sanwo-Olu. The decision was made because it matters to our lives and destiny, and everything we are doing. Lagos State is like the second home of Ndigbo.
“This is where we have our highest investment and the highest population of Igbo in the world. If we have a governor that is caring for us, and if the other one (Tinubu) in Abuja is with us, I think we will have life easier and better.