By Chinelo Obogo
the The Governance Advisory Council (GAC) of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos has endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a second term.
He gave the green light at his meeting yesterday at State House, Marina.
Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Officer (CPS), Gboyega Akosile, confirmed this in a tweet saying, “Lagos GAC gives nod to Governor @jidesanwoolu’s bid for a second term. The Governance Advisory Council at a meeting in Lagos today gave Sanwo-Olu a passing grade for its compliance with the Lagos development agenda. Congratulations dear boss!”
The development is a departure from the GAC’s refusal to endorse Sanwo-Olu’s predecessor, Akinwumi Ambode for a second term.
Sanwo-Olu was appointed Special Advisor on Enterprise Issues to former Deputy Governor Femi Pedro in 2003, then appointed Acting Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget until 2007, when he became trade and industry commissioner under former governor Bola Tinubu.
In 2007 he was appointed Commissioner for Settlements, Training and Pensions by former Governor Babatunde Fashola and in 2016 he was appointed Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) by Governor Akinwumi Ambode.