Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : February 9th, 2023


The Lagos State Sport Community comprising 48 different sports had their representatives converged on 58/60 Oduduwa Cresent GRA, Ikeja the headquarters of Independent Campaign Council for Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/ Hamzat to declare their total support for the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and to also endorse the return-ticket bid of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.

The Sport Community in Lagos being an umbrella body that covers both active and retired sport personnel deemed it fit to make the declaration of the members’ support for an Asiwaju presidency owing to his intrest in the sports in Lagos State and beyond.

The Director General of the Independent Campaign Council (ICC), Mr. Tayo Ayinde expressed his joy for seen so many ex- internationals and legends in the World of sports of gathering to pledge their support to Tinubu/ Shettima Presidency and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat re-election.

He went memory lane on his days as a footballer when he was in secondary school. He reiterated the stand of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as regards sport development.

Mr. Tayo Ayinde rolled out Mr. Governor’s achievements in Sports development especially the 9 Stadia being built concurrently across the State. He assured them that the government of Lagos State will continue to support sporting activities maximally.

The Director of Sports for ICC, Mr. Toyin Gafaar whose directorate championed the event called some of the sporting legends to address the gathering.

Stepping forward, an ex-international football legend Mr. Waheed Akanni who represented all ex-footballers was pragmatic in his speech. He said the plan is to use football to promote the re-election bid of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the Nigerian president.

He went on to announce that a novelty match is scheduled for 13th February to promote the All Progressives Congress across board.

Mr. Olumide Oyedeji, an Olympian and an African best of the Basket Ball enclave took turn to eulogized the great virtues of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu without mincing words on his support and his colleagues for Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.

The supporters club led by Ambassador Kemi Ogunfura and her sports supporters group came in large number to pledge their unflinching support to Tinubu/shettima Presidency and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat re-election as governor of Lagos sate.

In the same vein, Hon. Bose Kafo added her voice of commitment to the pursuant of the fulfillment of the Asiwaju’s mandate. She emphasized that paralytics in sport are also ready to deliver their votes.

Dignitaries that graced the event were Mr. Tayo Ayinde, the Director General of ICC, Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku (Chairman of ICC), Hon. Sikiru Alabi Macfoy (Vice Chairman of the ICC), Mr. Kola Peregrino (Deputy Director General ICC), Prince Bayo Osiyemi (Director of Traditional Affairs), Prince Abiodun Abu (Director of Volunteers), Comrade Ayo Adewale (Director of Outdoor Promotion and Management), Hon. Ladi Balogun (Director of Grassroots Engagement), Mr. Lawal Pedro SAN (Director of Legal Affairs).

Mr. Waheed Akanni Ex- International, Mr. Olumide Oyedeji, Comrade Olusesan Daini (Director of Media), Mrs. Folashade Onajobi (Director of Women Mobilization), Mr. Jubril Gawat, (Director of New Media) Mrs. Kenny Saint Brown (Director of Communication and Strategy), Mrs. Funke Moore (Deputy Director of Publicity) among others.


Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo/Hamzat Independent Campaign Council (ICC)

By Prince Olalekan Ojo Martins

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