Tope AbdurRazaq Balogun, the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Lagos State, says he hopes to leverage on the data of passive eligible voters to win the forthcoming 2023 election.
This news medium reports that Balogun has the challenge of the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (All Progressives Congress, APC); Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor (Peoples Democratic Party, PDP); Gbedebo Rhodes-Vivour (Labour Party, LP); and 12 others to surmount in next month’s poll.
He expatiated on his permutation: “I know elections are won through the electorate. And the highest number of valid vote counts will determine the next governor of Lagos State.
“If you go through the history of elections in Lagos State, no governor has had one million votes, except the second term of His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola where we had a protest vote at the time.
“In the past, if you have 7 million registered voters, we have maybe five, six million [people] that are disinterested, unconcerned, fed up, and looking for alternatives. It means they (the APC) have been winning not because they are mighty, but because there is no opposition to bring out the value that people expected to be brought out through the six million people.
“So, we are reaching out to our own electorate, we are reaching out to people that believe in us, and we are going to topple this government legitimately by March 11.
“I am reaching out to people that will not be voting because of Derica of rice, I have people that are contesting under other political parties that have already adopted me as their candidate.”