I have not been privileged to speak or meet with any of the three major candidates challenging for the governorship seat of Lagos state next Saturday but I have read and heard a lot about each and every one of them, the incumbent and the man to beat, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, especially. Apart from being the erstwhile federal capital, Lagos is the country’s commercial nerve-centre and, therefore, the primus inter pares among the country’s 36 states, including the new federal capital, Abuja. Therefore, the competition for it has always been keen but the one this time around promises to be an helluva of a battle because it promises to be a three-way battle between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its two foremost challengers: From the perennial opposition in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the new revelation of the 2023 presidential election, the Labour Party (LP). Unfortunately for PDP, the meteoric rise of LP has weakened the once vibrant opposition party and things are not likely to be the way they used to be for it.
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