AFCON 2019: APC Speaks On Sanwo-Olu’s Giveaway To Super Eagles
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu/File Photo

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter, has backed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cash donation to the Super Eagles at the AFCON in Egypt.

Concise News reports that spokesman for the APC in the state, Joe Igbokwe, said he had read that some Lagos residents were not happy because Sanwo-Olu donated N41million to the Eagles after beating Cameroun 3-2 in the ongoing AFCON in Egypt.

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“Lagos APC will not join issues with Lagosians who complained about this donation because Sanwo-Olu holds Lagos in trust for more than 20 million Lagosians,” he said.

“Sanwo- Olu is entitled to do what he did to encourage the Super Eagles who just beat the defending champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun, whether they are rich or not,” Igbokwe said.”

He further said it was normal as the governor was not a poor man by any standards in Nigeria as opposed to some people’s speculation.

Igbokwe said: “With every sense of humility, let it be known that Governor Sanwo- Olu is endowed to do the needful when the need arises as a leader.

“Personally, he has been deeply involved in charity works, though quietly, in Lagos, even before he joined the governorship race in Lagos.

“He understands the problems of Lagos and he understands he was elected to add value to Lagos.

“No one single governor can solve all the problems of Lagos in one term or two terms, otherwise Sir Mobolaji Johnson or Lateef Jakande would have solved all the problems of Lagos more than 30years ago.”