Lagos Guber: Emotions Aside – What Have You Achieved At Age 40? – Sanwo-Olu Shades Rhodes-Vivour As Inexperienced
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is running for re-election as governor of Lagos State, has stated that the top position in the State is not for a person without governance and leadership expertise.
In the March 18 governorship election, Sanwo-Olu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, will face off against Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor) of the Peoples Democratic Party and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV) of the Labour Party (PDP).
The governor argued that the greatest economy in West Africa, which is significant to the nation, cannot be placed in the hands of an inexperienced politician during an interview on Nigeria Info FM on Wednesday.
He added bragged that he is the most qualified of all the contenders and has the business and governmental experience needed to advance the continent’s sixth-largest economy.
The governor continued, saying that winning the seat of Lagos shouldn’t be based on passion, but rather on ability and competence.
“What have you done in your own life, what is the pedigree, and what experience you are bringing to the table? What level of knowledge do you have that this job entails? What are your previous roles? “A governor of the sixth largest economy can certainly not be a test run activity. You’re driving the largest black city in the world, it cannot be a test run. It is not driven by emotion. It is certainly will be driven by the people, who choose to have the capacity. “The youngest candidate that is also competing in this race is a 40-year-old Lagosian and a Nigerian. So, I said let us discount our age to age 40 and let us see what has everybody done at age 40. I’m 57, so I’m going to tell you what I have done at age 40. “At age 40, I left the banking industry as a general manager, heading investment banking. I had been in that sector for 15 years prior to then. I have had to develop competence and experience in very strong structured investment banking.”