The candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Lagos State, Owolabi Salis, has stated that a key objective driving his aspiration to govern the state was to “take back the commonwealth of the state and give it back to the people.”
He also disclosed the theme of his campaign was “Protecting the commonwealth of Lagos and stopping the imposition of candidates.”
He said if elected governor of Lagos state, he would improve the lot of the people at the bottom of the social ladder, enhance the security of life and property in the state by bringing back professionalism to all the security apparatus, promote independence of the judiciary as well as provide critical infrastructure across the state.
While lamenting that the fortunes of the state was being controlled by an individual, he also said several political offices in the state are filled with stooges who do the bidding of their political godfather as against the wishes of the people and promised to reverse the trend if he is elected the next governor of the state.
Salis spoke in Lagos during a press conference to announce his emergence as the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the state and articulate his campaign promises ahead of the election next year.
“As the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, the theme of our campaign is protecting the commonwealth of Lagos and stopping the imposition of candidates in election. Imposition of candidates is why political offices in Lagos is filled with stooges. Of course you know that those stooges only do the bidding of their political godfathers when they get into office as against working for the people at the grassroots.
“I stand for the less privileged people of Lagos State. I will take back the commonwealth of Lagos, which is presently being controlled by one individual and give it back to Lagosians. If I am elected governor of Lagos State next year, I will work to improve the lives of the less- privilege people of the state. I will work for the advancements of their living condition by, among others, building critical infrastructure.
Speaking further, he deplored vote buying and rigging during elections, describing the practices as undemocratic adding vote buying remains factor working against political parties without huge campaign funds.