ThePlatform: Sanwo-Olu pulls out of governorship debate

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has withdrawn from the ThePlatform debate for the state’s governorship candidates.

The governor, who is running for re-election as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, backed out of the debate on Sunday because he did not want to share the stage with an unnamed contestant, according to the debate moderator, Victor Oladokun.

Over the weekend, supporters of one party were allegedly seen in broad daylight firing gunshots at supporters of another party in the Surulere area of the state.

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“On account of this incident which has already gone viral, Governor Sanwo-Olu through his spokesman, announced yesterday (Saturday) that the governor will be pulling out of the debate because he won’t want to share the stage with a particular candidate whose supporters allegedly carried out the attack,” the moderator said.

Participants at the debate include Olufunso Doherty of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party (LP) and Olajide Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Responding to the allegation against his party, Adediran said his supporters won’t shoot at the people they campaign to at the Surulere area of the state, warning all his loyalists to desist from all forms of electoral violence.

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