Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the Lagos state, All Progressives Congress(APC), has said that the forthcoming election in the state, will be about who has the best credentials to rule the state not who can dish out the most insults.
The governorship candidate said this, in reactions to series of tweets by his opponent, Jimi Agbaje of the PDP, via Twitter on Tuesday.
Agbaje, had in some tweets, mocked and countered statements made by Sanwo-Olu, in an interview on TVC.
In an apparent response to my outing on leading TV station on Sunday night, a hurried arrangement was made to feature the panicky opposition candidate on TV.
Clearly a rehashed session, here is a dissection of what he talked about.
— Jimi Agbaje (@jimiagbaje) December 11, 2018
However, in his reaction, Sanwo-Olu maintained that Agbaje, should focus on issues that affect the lives of Lagosians, positively and not dishing out insults.
He said: Fellow Lagosians, my opponent, Mr. Jimi Agbaje had a tweet storm yesterday night where he attempted, though in a very poor manner, to join issues with me on my appearance on TVC yesterday morning.
My initial reaction was to ignore him. In this campaign season,it behoves on anyone seeking to be governor of Lagos to have an elevated mind. As leaders,we should place a high premium on civility and imbibe a high level of decorum in a period like this as example to our followers.
Our campaign should be about important issues that affect the lives of our people; what we are bringing to the table to make life more meaningful to Lagosians.
This election will be about who has the best credentials to lead Lagos at this time of our development. It won’t be about who can dish out the most insults or tell the most lies. It will also not be about who can instigate ethnic tensions between the Yorubas and the Igbos.
The election will be about who has the best plan to continue with the progressive and developmental agenda of Lagos that started since 1999.
Lagos is a work in progress. In my published interviews in major newspapers this past Sunday. I was clear when I said Mr. Agbaje is my egbon. He is older than me . There is a level of decency that is expected of an elder.