A former chieftain of the APC in Lagos State and former commissioner in the state, Olawale Oluwo, has revealed the role he played in supporting the Labour Party before the presidential election took place in Lagos State. During his interview, Oluwo revealed why he decided to support the LP and its governorship candidate in Lagos State, Gbadebo.
Addressing the topic, Olawale said, "I decided to align with like-minded individuals in my bid to free Lagos State. We had five parties contending in Lagos State when we started. However, I wanted a two- or three-horse race, and I joined forces with the Labour Party in order to make it a three-horse race. After the presidential election, the electorate itself shaped it into a two-horse race between the LP and the ruling APC.
He added, "I joined forces with the LP for three reasons. I joined the boot party because I did not envision the Peter Obi wave coming or the popularity of the Labour Party. However, the Boot Party and the LP do not belong to the extremes of the political divide. This means we believe in both capitalism and welfareism to make wealth and distribute it. Secondly, Peter Obi has an aura of sincerity and inspires confidence in us at the national level. Thirdly, I have had a friendly relationship with the LP governorship candidate and his running mate in Lagos over the years regarding how to liberate the state.
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