The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has presented former commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, Obafemi Hamzat, as the running mate to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the party.
The state party leaders made the official presentation of Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate on Sunday at the party secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba area of Lagos.
This was also confirmed by Sanwo-Olu who tweeted the choice and presentation:
After consulting widely with stakeholders and our political party, I am delighted to announce Dr. @FemiHamzat as my Deputy Governorship candidate. With this decision, Lagosians should be rest assured of the best as we will work assiduously to transform every aspect of our lives. pic.twitter.com/Z34XwweAJU
— Babajide Sanwoolu (@jidesanwoolu) November 4, 2018
Concise News had back in October reported Sanwo-Olu’s choice of Hamzat as running mate for the 2019 governorship election in Lagos State.
Hamzat, a former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, was a major contender in the race for the APC governorship ticket before stepping down for Sanwo-Olu who went ahead to defeat the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in the primary election.