The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), National Rescue Party (NRP), and Action Peoples Party (APP) and their candidates have endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
The four opposition political parties and their standard-bearers declared their support for Tinubu at an event held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja.
Speaking on behalf of the chairmen, Lagos NRM chairperson Temilola Akinade said the parties endorsed Tinubu because he was the most competent among the candidates.
Akinade said: “On behalf of other political parties present here today, we endorse the candidature of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima. “We, the registered political parties, decided to endorse Asiwaju Tinubu because he believes in true federalism.
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“He is a preacher of state police, which will bring about peace and stability in the country and also combat insecurity in the land. Asiwaju Tinubu believes in equity and justice. “He is a man that believes in one Nigeria. We know too well that when he becomes the president, the economy of the nation will grow, which will lead to economic growth and development.
“The political parties endorsed Tinubu because he believes in true federalism and the creation of state police.
“He believes in equity and justice and in one Nigeria. We know too well that when he becomes the president of the country, the economy will grow. “We are convinced in his competence for the growth and well-being of the country. I urge Nigerians to vote for Tinubu and Shettimma for a better future.”
Lagos ZLP Chairman Adekunle Adenipekun said the endorsement became necessary to secure a better Nigeria.
Adenipekun said: “History is taking place today. Today is the day when parties in Lagos come together to make history as political parties. They have officially declared their support for the presidential candidate of APC because he is the man that can take the country out of its current challenges.”
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Representing ZLP are from Surulere Constituency, Uba Oluchi Benedict; Mushin Constituency, Onyebuchi Chioma; Lagos Mainland, Mayowa Ola; Ikorodu Constituency, Adenipebi Abosede; Ifako Ijaiye, Sotonwa Adebayo; Badagry, Lukman Adebola; Alimosho, Hassan Ramon; Ajeromi Ifelodun, AbdulGaniu Taiwo; ZLP Lagos Central, Orji Blessing and Lagos West, Anthony Emeriole.