Fashola's Running Mate: Sosan Concedes To Party's Supremacy
LAGOS, Jan 26, (THEWILL) - Lagos State Deputy Governor Sarah Adebisi Sosan today said she would support whoever the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) nominates as the running mate of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN).
Recall THEWILL had earlier broken the news of her replacement as Fashola's running mate for the April poll.
Her position was contained in a statement signed by Assistant Director (Information) in the Office of Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adetoro Oladapo, saying she would abide by the decision of the party.
“As a loyal party member who has confidence in the leadership of the party, I assure you that whoever is nominated, either a man or woman will enjoy my support because I will always abide by the party decision,” Sosan said.
“The choice of a running mate to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola in this year’s election is strictly a party decision which is binding on every member. ACN remains an organised political party comprising men and women of proven integrity who will do the right thing at the right time,” she added.
She described the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Mrs. Orelope-Adefulire as a good sister, whom she said she had enjoyed cordial working relationship with in the past four years in the cabinet, explaining that her hard work and commitment were never in doubt.
“In our party today, we have qualified and competent people like Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire who happens to be my sister from the same Awori axis. If the party decides to nominate her along with Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), I must assure you that it is a team work.
“What is paramount to us is to ensure that the party programmes and ideals are well carried out and implemented in order to continue to position Lagos State as a true Centre of Excellence and sustain the pace set by former Governor and leader of our party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Sosan said.
On the on-going registration of voters which she has been monitoring along with Governor Fashola, Sosan said, she would continue to monitor and sensitize Lagosians on the need to register.
The Deputy Governor explained that the exercise was crucial because it would give the people the opportunity to demand for good governance and credible leadership as currently being enjoyed in the state.
Sosan’s reaction came following widely published stories that the party in the state had dropped her as running mate to Governor Fashola in the April 2011 Governorship Election and that Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has been backed to replace her as Fashola’s running mate.