Sanwo-Olu’s Media Aide Speaks On Contesting Governorship Election As 2027 Poster Emerges

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The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on New Media, Jubril Gawat, has denied plans to contest the 2027 governorship election in Abia or Anambra State.

Naijaonpoint reports that the response follows a 2027 governorship campaign poster of Gawat that emerged online.

According to’s details, Gawat would run for the 2027 Abia State governorship election under the Labour Party (LP) platform.

However, Gawat clarified in a post via X that he will not be contesting for the governorship position in any state.

He noted his continued commitment to the progress of Lagos State is more important to him.

He wrote: “Good evening everyone, Thanks for Sharing my impromptu photo that dropped earlier today, I appreciate. I also wish to clarify that I am NOT vying for any position in Abia or Anambra State or anywhere, either by ‘Residency or Indigeneship’. The progress of every state is important to me, most especially Lagos State.

“I know it was just cruise but it is equally important to debunk the false information. IGBEGA ILU EKO… AJUMOSE NI, ITESIWAJU ILU ABIA LO JE WA LOGUN. Nigeria o ni baje o.”


Meanwhile, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised Nigerians to desist from speaking ill of the country.

He urged the citizenry to continue to pray and wish the country well for the good of all.

Speaking via his deputy, Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, the governor insisted that Nigerians need to change their thoughts and speak positively about the coun­try, adding that God would not change anything for any society until the people decide to change what had been in their minds.

Sanwo-Olu stated that God would improve the country’s story when Nigerians stopped cursing and saying bad things.

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