The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared that he is happy being a puppet of the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.
Sanwo-Olu spoke in reaction to a statement credited to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the state, Jimi Agbaje that he was a puppet being tossed about by Tinubu.
However, a statement by Sanwo-Olu’s media team on Sunday said Agbaje’s comment was a compliment to the APC governorship candidate.
According to the statement, Sanwo-Olu had learnt the arts of good governance from the former governor of the state, adding that such comment from Agbaje only shows his fear of an “imminent disgraceful defeat awaiting him at the March 2 poll, and consequent retirement from four years electoral cycle contest”.
The statement reads, “Sanwo-Olu described Agbaje’s recent vituperation, where he described him as a puppet to the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a not only complimentary, but an affirmation of the notion that he is the most experienced for the job, having been properly schooled in the art and science of governance.
“He further reminded Mr Agbaje and his co-travellers in the journey of political ignominy of an incontrovertible fact that he (Mr Sanwo-Olu) has been part of the progressive social, economic and political trajectory of modern Lagos, which started with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and was passed on to the actualiser, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who in turn handed over to the incumbent governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for consolidation.
“Mr Sanwo-Olu’s private and public experience is not what the likes of Jimi Agbaje could buy over a supermarket shelf, and would take them at least two decades of quality experience to place them on the same pedestal like him.”