Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said governance is a serious business that one cannot afford to experiment with.
Speaking on Channels television programme, politics today, Sanwo-Olu said the governance of Lagos can’t be entrusted to someone who’s not well-equipped with the needed experience to manage the affairs of the state.
The governor said this in response to the question of the threat posed by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Candidate, Dr. Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor to his reelection bid.
He noted that in an emergency, it is in the interest of the people to go for an experienced person to handle the situation than going for someone who does not know what the issues are.
He said, “This is real governance. I have the greatest respect for all the candidates but the governance of Lagos is not a trial and error, you have to hit the ground running.
“If you have an emergency at 3: am, who would you call? What are your chances? Do you call a man that has the experience, that has gone through the trenches before, that has lived with it and understands what the issues are and appreciates the challenges you have at that 3:am? Or will you leave your chances to someone that does not know where the dial is or that does not know what the issues of governance are? This is Lagos and we have informed audiences. This is not a tea party. This is a state that is bigger than the economy of Ghana; in itself, it is a country. It is not a circus but a real thing.
“I don’t want to disparage anyone because I have the greatest respect for all the candidates that have emerged and the candidate of the particular party you are talking about. How does he start? It is not trial and error; you need to hit the ground from day one. I know all the names of my 65 or so permanent secretaries and I know what their pedigrees are. I believe that we have earned it.”