Stakeholders in businesses in Badagry on Satur day organised a victory rally in support of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Party (APC) presidential candidate, Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other candidates.
The rally took off at the popular Badagry roundabout where the stakeholders and the supporters of the party moved in different buses with Asiwaju posters and flyers. Mr Sesi Whingah, the House of Representatives candidate and Mr Solomon Bonu, the Lagos State House of Assembly candidate were staying inside pick up Hillux car waving to the people of Badagry communities.
The stakeholders and other members of the party tours different communities in Badagry which includes Gbaji, Sème, Apa, Ajido, Imeke, Aradagun, Mowo and Ibereko.
Speaking, Alhaji Sulaiman Momoh, the chairman of the business stakeholders said rally was to show their total support for Asiwaju, Sanwo-Olu and other candidates of APC in the coming general elections.
“We, the business stakeholders in Badagry decided to hold the rally to let Nigerians know that we are in support of Asiwaju and other candidates of APC in Lagos.
“We are holding the rally so that people should know that businessmen in Badagry mean well for the betterment of Nigeria, Lagos and Badagry.
“Since 1999, Badagry had been neglected, the government does not believe that we are existing here. We look like desert to them.
“But today, we are holding this rally to prove that we in Badagry are in full support of Asiwaju, Sanwo-Olu and other APC candidates in Lagos and Badagry.
“We tagged the rally as “Never Happen Before” because this is the first time business stakeholders in Badagry will pull heads together to organize this kind of rally,” he said.
The chairman assured the people that the rally would be a continuous exercise until they get victory for Asiwaju and others.
Alhaji Fatai Shokunbi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Farms Embassy and Suites, said the rally was to show their interest and support in ensuring victory for Asiwaju and other APC candidates.
Shokunbi, who is also a member of stakeholders said they promised to do more in support of all APC candidates.
Chief Akeem Okanlawon, the Yoruba Community leader and chairman, said he was impressed with the turnout of the people for the rally.
Okanlawon, who is also the chairman, Park and Garage Management, Sème Kweme Branch commended people of Badagry for their hospitality.
“We non-indigene living in Badagry have no cause to regret staying with them.
“They give us free hands to do whatever we want to do,” he said.
Alhaji Bisiriyu Fanu, former chairman, Association of License Customs Agent, Sème Branch said the rally was to tell the APC government that they are in full support of Asiwaju and others.
“As a clearing agent, the Nigeria borders were closed for some times, but since the border was reopened, no activity has been happening here because of government policies.
“The policies the government has put forward could not enable us to patronise this axis, so we are appealing Asiwaju to look into the matter when he assumes office.
Mr Sesi Whingah, the House of Representatives candidate of APC in Badagry commended the business stakeholders for organizing rally in all APC candidates.
Whingah urged the residents of Badagry to cast their votes for all APC candidates, promising that their interest would be protected.
Also, Mr Solomon Bonu, the Lagos State House of Assembly candidate of APC in Badagry assured the gathering that if they give their votes to Asiwaju and other, development would come to the town.