Sanwo-Olu Group Inaugurates 600 Foot Soldiers

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Ambode and Sanwo-Olu riding together in a motorcade to the rally venue

Hamid Ayodeji

A Babajide Sanwolu Campaign group has inaugurated 600 Sanwo-Olu campaign foot soldiers in Epe Local Council Development Area, (LCDA) with the aim of conducting campaigns and sensitisation programmes for the residents at the grassroots.

The group’s core objective would be to sensitise residents of Epe about the All Progressive Congress (APC) party’s gubernatorial candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s manifesto.

Disclosing this during a recent interview with THISDAY, the state coordinator for the Sanwolu-Olu campaign foot soldiers, Akin Ibesanmi noted that the group was created by Babajide Sanwo-Olu to compliment other campaign forums organised by the party.

Ibesanmi said: “We have three foot soldiers positioned in each polling unit of the LCDAs. We feel this will help us get enough information from the grass root, which will help the Sanwo-Olu administration serve the people better at all levels if he eventually emerges as the Governor of Lagos state.

“My expectation from the people will be for them to come out in large numbers with their PVC and vote for every APC candidate considering the performance of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.’’

On his part, the State Coordinator of the group, Adebayo Razak said, “Campaigns in Nigeria are usually done in crowds, whereby the candidate and his campaign team goes from one LCDA to another. However the economic impact of campaigning strategically is very high; here in Epe the way we have simplified the economy of campaigning is effective in reaching the grassroots.

“We have the database of eligible voters in this community, so we send bulk SMS’s and also call them to find out what they expect from Sanwo-Olu’s administration. Our foot soldiers would also be carrying out door to door campaigns.”