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Lagos Boot Party Gov. Candidate, Oluwo Promises To Rename Lekki Tollgate To Honour #EndSARS

Olawale Oluwo
November 30, 2022

Oluwo stated this on Wednesday while presenting his manifestos to his supporters and loyalists in Lagos.

Olawale Oluwo, the Boot Party's Lagos State governorship candidate, has promised to give women and youths 50 percent of his appointments if elected in the 2023 election.


Oluwo stated this on Wednesday while presenting his manifestos to his supporters and loyalists in Lagos.


He said he is committed to serving the people and returning Lagos' wealth to the people.

In October 2020, youths across the country took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, especially by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has now been renamed Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).


The tollgate was the epicentre of the protests. Youths who gathered day and night at the tollgate were dispersed from the location by gun-wielding soldiers on October 20, 2020, an action which led to loss of lives.

Oluwo said, “The reasons for running for the Office of Governor of Lagos State have not changed since the last time I declared my intention in May 2022. They are to reset Lagos State on a new trajectory of security and inclusive prosperity; return the wealth of Lagos back to the people of Lagos (the true owners); birth a fairer Lagos that creates opportunities for all, not just for a few; involve youths in governance, to prepare them for fast leadership transition.


“Restore the sovereign power of the people; re-establish the status of Lagos as a reference point for free democratic practice; implement reforms in critical sectors for GDP growth, revenues and jobs; intensify industrialization drive, leveraging on energy and infrastructure.


“Transparency; progressivism, inclusivity, and protection of minority rights; and reposition Lagos as an investment destination that is globally competitive.”


He also stated that his administration will prioritise security, energy, transportation, creative economy, entertainment, sports, and technology, land reform, health and education, justice reform, human rights, and public order.


He said, “Accelerated passage and domestication of the Freedom of Information Bill; allocation of 50% of all appointments to the youths, women and people with special needs; recognition of the Youths for social justice and a productive economy; support for Local Government autonomy when the opportunity arises.”


Meanwhile, SaharaReporters earlier reported that members of the Lagos chapter of a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, threw their weight behind Oluwo.


This was revealed by the Lagos State Chairman of Afenifere, Otunba Tunde Onakoya on Wednesday at the unveiling of the candidate.


Onakoya slammed Bola Tinubu, claiming that the ex-governor of Lagos used the organisation to become governor and then dumped it.