The Lagos State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop Stephen Adegbite, has revealed how the Christian body begged Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress to allow the incumbent Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, rhn for a second-term.
In a interview with The PUNCH, Adegbite disclosed that Sanwo-Olu was nearly denied the opportunity to seek a second term ambition as Lagos State Governor but the Christian body intervened on his behalf and begged Tinubu to allow him contest for a second term in office.
He further explained that the Christian body in Lagos stood approached Tinubu because Muslims have ruled Lagos for 15 years, so he (Tinubu) should allow Sanwo-Olu contest for another four years and he agreed.
“When the time came for the Christian body to demand a Christian governor, despite the objection of the sitting governor to it, Bola Tinubu accepted that a Christian must also rule as a governor and that was why we had (Akinwunmi) Ambode.
“After four years of Ambode, he was removed and was not given the opportunity to rule for second term, Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the election. He (Sanwo-Olu) narrowly escaped not being allowed to go for a second term but the church in Lagos also stood and approached Tinubu that he should be allowed because Muslims have ruled Lagos State for 15 years, so Christians should continue at least for another four years and he (Tinubu) agreed and that is why Sanwo-Olu is contesting again.
” So, those were the things we mentioned at that event that Tinubu had done. For anybody to say he (Tinubu) has done evil to the Church will be a disservice to ourselves and God will not be happy if I accept such.” he stated.