By Dipo Olowookere
Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured residents of the metropolis of proper tax levels.
Mr Sanwo-Olu gave this assurance while reacting to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State’s jab at him during a press conference held in Ikeja on Sunday afternoon.
In a statement issued by his media team, Mr Sanwo-Olu said if given the chance to be Governor of Lagos State, his administration will focus on improving the economy of Nigeria’s commercial capital.
At a world press conference yesterday, Mr Ambode had said his main challenger for the Lagos State governorship ticket of the APC was unfit to govern the state, alleging that he was a fraudster arrested in the United States.
“His records are there at Gbagada General Hospital,” the Governor had also said, stressing that Mr Sanwo-Olu “does not have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do.”
But reacting, Mr Sanwo-Olu said it was unfortunate that the Governor, rather than focusing on his achievements, was resorting to personal attacks.
He said Mr Ambode probably made those comments under “tension and anxiety of the moment,” noting that “if given a chance at cooler reflection of what he said, I am sure he would regret his descent into such low conduct.”
Mr Sanwo-Olu, who dismissed the allegations, stressed that, “I am here not to tear my opponent down but to help build Lagos up.
“With me, you will hear about progress on education, health, sanitation, proper tax levels, economic development, infrastructure, jobs, public services and other things that enhance the lives of people.”
The governorship hopeful said he “will continue to focus on the issues that matter in the lives of the people of Lagos. Lagosians want an answer to the sanitation crisis cast loss of jobs caused by Mr Ambode’s Visionscape misadventure.”
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