The current Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sparked reactions on social media after a video of him exchanging pleasantries with members of a church went viral. The incident occurred ahead of the March 18th gubernatorial election, where Sanwo-Olu, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will compete against Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, Funso Doherty of the Africa Democratic Congress, Abdulazeez Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Party, and eleven other candidates.
In the video, which has been circulating widely on social media, the incumbent governor can be seen exchanging handshakes and greetings with members of the church. While some people have praised the governor for taking time out to meet with members of the public, others have criticized him, calling the gesture "desperate" and suggesting that it is evidence of a lack of confidence in his chances of being re-elected.
Some social media users have also suggested that Sanwo-Olu's church visit may be part of a wider strategy to curry favor with voters ahead of the election. Others have joked about the governor's newfound role as a church greeter, with one Twitter user suggesting that he may soon be spotted at a Cele church.
Despite the mixed reactions to the incident, Sanwo-Olu remains focused on his campaign and is working hard to win the support of voters across Lagos State. The election promises to be a closely contested affair, with a number of strong candidates vying for the top job. Whatever the outcome, it is clear that Sanwo-Olu will continue to play an active role in the political life of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.
In a video making the rounds on social media, the incumbent governor was seen exchanging handshakes with members.
The gesture of Sanwo-Olu, however, was termed desperate by social media users who mocked the governor for losing confidence in his chances to being re-elected.
See some reactions below …
@Morris_Monye: “Mr. Governor don turn church greeter. Very nice man. Hope he will still do this after losing the election.”
@Bukiemmanuel: “Chief I think you are underestimating this man, what if he is doing all this just to paint a picture that he campaigned while his “dogs” do the arrangements for his rigging and wining?? Just mere thoughts anyways!!”
@DonHenzzy: “You fit see Sanwo Olu for Cele church next 😭.”
@onyiiubah: “This weather is so hot….. something is telling me to DM Sanwo Olu to get me ice cream 😋…. let the madness continue 🤣🤣🤣.”
Watch the video below …
Mr. Governor don turn church greeter.
Very nice man.
Hope he will still do this after losing the election. pic.twitter.com/kY7L7O0PWZ
— Morris “Rhodes-Vivour” Monye 💙 (@Morris_Monye) March 12, 2023