The Lagos State governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA), Abdulrazaq Tope Balogun, on Monday, reaffirmed his candidacy in Saturday’s governorship election.
Speaking to newsmen, Balogun denied stepping down from the race to support re-election of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The 40-year-old Computer Scientist and IT expert said he was determined “to unseat Sanwo-Olu”.
The NewsZenith reports that the governorship and House of Assembly elections will hold on Saturday, March 11.
“I don’t know why this lie from the pit of hell has so much spread. I am really surprised that people can give in to such fallacy.
“I am a man of principle and I have my integrity; I have a reason for contesting this election.
“The reason is to bring back hallmark of governance, which is provision of comfort, tranquillity and succour to the populace.
“If they had been doing that, some of us may not have had to go into this election.
“We would have been supportive of the ruling government,” Balogun said.
He said he is contesting against Sanwo-Olu “for our principle and we have brought out the Lagos REBIRTH AGENDA.
The agenda is to combat the menace of bad governance, why will I trade off people’s efforts?”
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He said that he would not trade his supporters off for my personal gain.
“If they give me commissioner as a reward for stepping down, it will be selfishness on my part.
“This is what so many politicians that lack principle will do, but I am an ideological politician.
“I am all about the masses and I am not going to step down for anybody.
“And I am not ready to step down on or before Saturday.
“We are going into the election, and let us see what the masses will prefer, whether a new breed of politicians that are compassionate or the old order.”
Balogun said there would be no compromise as he “is going into the election to unseat the ruling government”.
He urged political propagandists to desist from fake news.
According to him, negative profiling of an individual for hate “is a dangerous path to tread”.
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