Bishop Stephen Adegbite, the Lagos State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, has described how they begged Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, to let Babajide Sanwo-Olu run for a second term.
Adegbite revealed that the governor of Lagos State was almost prevented from running for reelection under the APC.
The CAN Chairman pointed out that because Muslims have controlled the state for 15 years, Christians in the state begged Tinubu to let Sanwo-Olu run in the 2023 election.
Adegbite said that Christian Akinwunmi Ambode was only permitted to lead the state for four years before being ousted.
He mentioned that Tinubu gave permission for a Christian to lead the state for an additional four years after reaching out to him.
When discussing the Muslim/Muslim APC ticket and how Tinubu has supported Christians, the CAN Chairman made this statement.
Adegbite stated in a Punch interview:
“Bola Tinubu saw to it that the pilgrimage ad hoc committee, which is now a board, was established in Lagos and that many children of God traveled to the holy land under the patronage of the government.
“When the time came for the Christian body to call for a Christian governor, Bola Tinubu accepted that a Christian had to serve as governor as well, which is how (Akinwunmi) Ambode came to be.
“When four years in office, Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the election after Ambode was ousted and denied the chance to serve a second term.
“He (Sanwo-Olu) narrowly avoided not being allowed to run for a second term, but the church in Lagos also stood and approached Tinubu that he should be allowed because Muslims have been in control of Lagos State for 15 years, so Christians should continue to rule for at least another four years, and he (Tinubu) agreed, which is why Sanwo-Olu is contesting again.”