Members of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria in Lagos State on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and declared support for a leading All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The waste managers at a press conference in their Mushin office said Ambode had nothing to offer and as such, they decided to pitch their tent with Sanwo-Olu, who enjoys the support of former Governor Bola Tinubu and other APC leaders in the state.
Their vice-chairman, David Oriyomi, told journalists that they were happy at Sanwo-Olu’s emergence, PUNCH reports.
He said, “This injustice should not be allowed to continue. The health and well-being of residents of Lagos must be paramount to all.
“It is, therefore, with great hope that we welcome the emergence of Sanwo-Olu, who has promised to run a participatory government.
“For this reason, we, the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, have decided to align ourselves with Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and pledge our full support to him in the forthcoming elections.
“This decision was taken in the best interest of the environment. We remain committed to servicing the great residents of the centre of excellence. It is time to clean up our city; we did it before, we are able and willing to actualise the Lagos of our dreams.
“We did not just choose to support Sanwo-Olu; we looked at the aspirants. We have the incumbent, we have Femi Hamzat and we have Sanwo-Olu.
“The incumbent, we have seen what he has to offer when it comes to waste management in the state – there is nothing he can offer us.
“Then Hamzat, we have not heard much from his camp; but Sanwo-Olu named the issue of the environment as one of the critical issues that he is going to tackle,” Oriyomi said