The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday presented the party’s flags to its candidates for the local council elections.

The exercise billed for July 24 will see candidates emerge into the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State who presented the flags to the 57 chairmanship and vice-chairmanship candidates at the APC Secretariat in Ikeja, said the party was certain of victory. He, therefore, urged all candidates and party leaders to work together to ensure resounding victory at the election.

While calling on the party leaders at various local governments to also present flags to all the councillorship candidates, Sanwo-Olu described the official handing over of APC flags to all candidates as significant and important.

“By the Power of God, you will do it and you will succeed. All of you must do the work together. We have been doing it in the state, the local government election will also succeed.

“We are here to hand over the significant flags to our flagbearers – the chairmanship candidates and their vices, and of course supported by our various LGA (Local Government Areas) chairmen.

“Go forth to the various local governments and to the various wards and ensure that you do the same to our councilors and campaign in all the nooks and crannies of the state.

“We are believing that this significant event, it will signpost our seriousness at the next local government election.

“We are certain that the success we are currently enjoying at the national and the state will also be translated at the local government election,” the governor said.

The governor urged the candidates as well as APC local government chairmen to go back home and ensure the party had a resounding victory at the poll.

“We are certain that the success we are enjoying at the national and state levels will be translated at the local governments,” he added.

In his welcome address, Tunde Balogun, the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman for Lagos State, said the APC expected all candidates to win in all the council areas.

“We expect you to be victorious in the election by the Grace of God and with the support of Lagos electorate,” Balogun said.

Balogun, who stated that the party would not rest on its popularity in the state said it would work hard to ensure victory for all the candidates.

Other dignitaries at the event include the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, members of the Governor’s Advisory Council, among other top leaders of the party.

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