The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has denied signing any pact not to run for a second term.
While expressing confidence that he would win the state governorship election, Sanwo-Olu said the celebration of the Peoples Democratic Party over the crowd at its campaigns was misplaced, adding that crowds do not translate to votes.
The governorship candidate spoke on a television programme, The Verdict, hosted by Channels TV.
His media team, which monitored the programme, said the APC flag bearer promised to put the welfare of Lagos residents first.
“I don’t know where the idea of pact or agreement came from. But I can tell you for a fact that there is nothing of such. I didn’t sign a deal with anyone. At any rate, there is only one term of four years on the INEC form, so it will be up to the people of Lagos State to determine whether I deserve another term, based on my performance,” he said.
When asked if he would run the state independent of external influence, Sanwo-Olu reportedly said at the age of 53, he was old enough to be his “own man.”
He said the PDP could not gauge its popularity by the crowd at its campaigns.
“I think we need to understand that crowd during political rallies is not always the same as voting on election days. I can confirm to you that crowd is not the same as actual voting. A lot happens on election days. Mobilisation of voters, for example, is a critical element of election. So, I’ll advise that the PDP should not jubilate over what they perceived as a large turnout at the Kano rally,” the APC candidate said.