Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos APC Governorship candidate, is a lucky man. This is because he has a powerful political structure to work with to help him realise his governorship bid.
Because he belongs to APC, the ruling party, the APC, in Lagos, he didn’t need to start from ground zero.
Once, the godfather of Lagos APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, annointed him to take over from the incumbent Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, he was given a party structure that is strong and very formidable.
One aspect of it are the 57 Local Government/LCDA Chairmen and Vice Chairmen controlled by the APC.
They are made up of the following: Agbado Oke-Odo, Arogun, Augustine Adeoye, the Chairman. Famuyiwa David Oladapo is the Vice Chairman. There is also Agboyi-Ketu, Oladele Oshinowo is the Chairman.
Mufaliu Olatunji Okusi is the Vice Chairman. There is Agege. Egunjobi Ganiyu Kola is the Chairman. Ogunji Abiodun Dare is the Vice Chairman.
There is Ajeromi-Ifelodun, where Ayoola Fatai Adekunle is the Chairman. Igwe Apollonia Nkem is the Vice Chairman.
How about Alimosho? Sulaiman Jelili Adewale is the Chairman. Adebisi Francis Atoyebi is the Vice Chairman. There is Amuwo Odofin, where Buraimoh Valentine Oluwaseyi is the Chairman. Dris Olusegun Abubakar is the Vice Chairman.
At Apapa Iganmu, Muhammed Akande Funmilayo is the Chairman. He is ably assisted by Balogun Akeem Akanbi, the Vice Chairman.
There is Apapa, where Adele Elijah Owolabi is the Chairman. Gabriel Kevin Oluwaseun is the Vice Chairman.
At Ayobo Ipaja, Yusuf Sakiru Adisa is the Chairman. Shobowale Bola Abiodun is the Vice Chairman.
At Badagry, Onilude Olusegun Adeniran is the Chairman, while Akotomeh Gbetogo Mawhenu Andrew is the Vice Chairman.
In Badagry-West, Gbenu Henugbe Joseph is the Chairman. Ibraheem Rauf Kayode is the Vice Chairman.
At Bariga, Alabi Kolade David is the Chairman and Kuponiyi Adeola Zainot is the Vice Chairman.
At Coker Aguda, Akinyemi-Obe Medinat Omobolanle Adetutu is the Chairman. Kalejaiye Kunle Muyiwa is the Vice Chairman.
At Egbe Idimu, Sanyaolu Kunle Olowoopejo is the Chairman and Adebiyi Mutiu Adeniyi is the Vice Chairman.
At Ejigbo, Bello Monsuru Oloyede is the Chairman. Olusunmade Olatunde Adekunle is the Vice Chairman.
In Epe, Adesanya Adenola Adedoyin is the LG Chairman, while Agbadanla Ibrahim Adebayo is the Vice Chairman.
At Eredo, Saliu Adeniyi Rasaq is the Chairman and Muritala Wasiu is the Vice Chairman.
At Eti-Osa East, Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji is the Chairman and Biliaminu Samson Agunbiade is the Vice Chairman.
At Eti-Osa, Bankole Kuye Adesegun Saheed is the Chairman and Adetoro Alimot Adeola is the Vice Chairman.
At Iba Oseni Adedayo Rahmat Rachael is the Chairman and Yaya Adeshola Isiaka is the Vice Chairman.
At Ibeju Lekki, Surakat Semiu Olorunkemi is the Chairman and Odofin Jelili Adegboyega is Vice Chairman.
At Ifako Ijaiye, Oke Oloruntoba is the Chairman and Hamzat Usman Akanbi is the Vice Chairman.
At Ifelodun Ajidagba, Fatai Shuaib, is the Chairman and Koleosho Olatunbosun Nurudeen is Vice Chairman.
At Igando Ikotun, Adesina Williams Morenike Abosede is the Chairman and Dada Adewunmi Ismaila is Vice Chairman.
At Igbogbo Baiyeku, Olusesan Mayokun Daini is the Chairman and Titilola Adegboyega Oladimeji is Vice Chairman.
At Ijede, Salisu Fatiu Jimoh is the Chairman and Gbadebo Motunrayo Adijat is Vice Chairman.
In Ikeja, Balogun Mojeed Alabi is the Chairman and Mayungbe Yomi Musibau is the Vice Chairman.
In Ikorodu-North, Banjo Adeola Adebisi is Chairman and Ameen Olawale Ibraheem is the Vice Chairman.
In Ikorodu, Adesina Ayodeji Wasiu is Chairman and Olabanji-Oba Folasade Florence Grace is Vice Chairman.
In Ikorodu-West, Ademehin Olajumoke Ganiat is the Chairman and Dada Gabriel Olusesan is Vice Chairman.
In Ikosi Ejinrin, Onanuga Samson Adeniyi is the Chairman, while Odulami Dare David is Vice Chairman.
In Ikosi Isheri, Oyesanya Abdulfatai Ayodele is the Chairman and Onikosi Abolanle Sammy is Vice Chairman.
In Ikoyi Obalende, Atanda-Lawal Fuad Abimbola is the Chairman and Ogundimu Kabiru Akande is the Vice Chairman.
In Imota, Agoro Wasiu Kunle is the Chairman and Benson Sunday Ayodele is Vice Chairman
In Iru-Victoria Island, Adu Rasheedat Abiodun is the Chairman and Gunbiyi Olusegun Olawale is Vice Chairman.
In Isolo, Olaleye Shamsudeen Abiodun is the Chairman and Olasoju Adebayo Babatunde is Vice Chairman.
In Itire Ikate, Apatira Ahammed Olanrewaju is the Chairman and Olugbenga Aremu Oyebode is Vice Chairman.
At Kosofe, Sofola Afolabi Babatunde is the Chairman and Awosola Emmanuel Omotuyi is the Vice Chairman.
In Lagos Island East, Salau-Bashua Kamal Olawale is the Chairman and Ogboye Monsuru Ajibola is the Vice Chairman.
At Lagos Island, Olusi Tijani Adetoyese is the Chairman Bashorun Babatunde Wadood is Vice Chairman.
At Lagos Mainland, Essien Ajala Omolola Rasheedat is the Chairman and Emilagba Jubril Kolawole is Vice Chairman.
In Lekki, Ogidan Mukandasi Olaitan is the Chairman and Saheed Bakre Taiwo is the Vice Chairman.
In Mosan Okunola, Adebajo Olabisi Doris is the Chairman and Osinowo Adedayo Ayodeji is the Vice Chairman.
In Mushin, Bamigboye Emmanuel Olanrewaju is the Chairman and Aruwe Tunbosun Haruna is the Vice Chairman.
At Odi-Olowo Ojuwoye, Ajala Rasaq Olusola is the Chairman and Jakande Oluseyi Lawal is the Vice Chairman.
At Ojo, Idowu Rasulu Olusola is the Chairman and Uche-Ubochi Edna Obianuju is the Vice Chairman.
At Ojodu Oloro Julius Olumuyiwais the Chairman and Oluyadi Olubunmi Kayode is Vice Chairman.
At Ojokoro, Tijani Ahmed Idowu is the Chairman and Sobande Sesan is Vice Chairman.
At Olorunda, Olatunde Samson Folorunso is the Chairman and Bamgbose Olufemi Saheed is Vice Chairman.
At Onigbongbo LCDA, Oke Francis Babatunde is the Chairman and Olakanle Oladotun is the Vice Chairman.
At Oriade, Akinola Hassan Ramotalai Olarewaju is the Chairman and Badmus Olanrewaju Moshood is the Vice Chairman
At Orile Agege, Sunday Babatunde is the Chairman and Akanni Oluwatoyin Kafilat is the Vice Chairman.
At Oshodi Isolo, Muse Ariyoh Bolaji Idris is the Chairman and Oso Oludaisi Timothy is the Vice Chairman.
At Oto Awori, Ashafa Musibau Adekunle is the Chairman and Kareem Azeez Abiodun is Vice Chairman.
At Somolu, Abdul Hammed Salawu is the Chairman and Olubowale Sosinmi is the Vice Chairman.
At Surulere, Ajide Yomi Tajudeen Yusuff is the Chairman and Yusuf Bamidele Sulaiman is the Vice Chairman.
In Yaba, Omiyale Kayode Adejare is the Chairman.
There are also 24 APC candidates vying for the Federal House of Representatives seats. They are as follows: Hon. Adejare Samuel – Agege, Hon. Kolawole Taiwo – Ajeromi, Hon. Femi Adebanjo – Alimosho, Hon. Olanrewaju A. Sanusi – Amuwo-Odofin, Egberongbe M. Adewale – Apapa, Babatunde Hunpe – Badagry, Wale Raji – Epe, Ibrahim Obanikoro – Eti-Osa, Ayeola Abdulakabir – Ibeju/Lekki, Owolabi James – Ifako-Ijaiye, James A. Faleke – Ikeja, Babajimi Benson – Ikorodu, Rotimi Agunsoye – Kosefe, Jide Jimoh – Lagos Mainland, Hon.Yinka Dorosimi – Ojo, Ademorin Kuye – Somolu, Dolapo Badru – Lagos Island I, Kayode Akiolu – Lagos Island II, Taofeek A. Alli – Mushin I, Bolaji Yusufu Ayinla – Mushin II, Bashiru Dauda – Oshodi/Isolo I, Ganiyu Johnson – Oshodi/Isolo, Femi Gbajabiamila – Surulere I, ARC Lanre Okunola – Surulere II.
The APC candidates for the Lagos State House of Assembly are also working for success of Sanwo-Olu. Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa – Agege I, Hon. Ogundimu Yinka – Agege II, Hon. Lukmon Olumo – Ajeromi/Ifelodun I, Hon. Fatai Oluwa – Ajeromi/Ifelodun II, Hon. Adebisi Yusuf – Alimosho I, Hon. Kehinde O. Joseph – Alimosho II, Hon. Mojisola Macaulay – Amuwo Odofin I, Hon. Wale Rauf – Amuwo Odofin II, Mojisola Meranda – Apapa I, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh – Apapa II, Hon. Lateef O. Yahaya – Badagry I, Hon. Setanji David – Badagry II, Hon. Abiodun Tobun – Epe I, Hon. Segun Ogunkelu – Epe II, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu – Eti-Osa I, Hon. Noheem Adams – Eti-Osa II, Mojid Fatai A. – Ibeju Lekki I, Hon. Kazeem Raheem A. – Ibeju Lekki II, Temitope Adewale – Ifako Ijaiye I, Hon. Rasheed Makinde – Ifako Ijaiye II, Hon. Folajimi Lai-Mohammed – Ikeja I, Rasheed Makinde Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu – Ikeja II, Hon. Sonai O. Agunbiade – Ikorodu I, Hon. N.S. Solaja – Ikorodu II, Hon. Ganiyu Okanlawon Sanni – Kosofe I, Hon. Tunde Buraimoh – Kosofe II, Hon. Wasiu Eshinilokun – Lagos Island I, Hon. Lanre Afinni – Lagos Island II.
Hon. Adekanye Oladele – Lagos Mainland I, Hon. Osun Olanrewaju Moshood – Lagos Mainland II, Hon. Nureni Akinsanya – Mushin I, Hon. Olawale Sobour – Mushin II, Hon. Victor Akande Olwasegun – Ojo I, Hon. Suraju Olatunji – Ojo II, Hon. Sokunle Akeem O. – Oshodi/Isolo I, Hon. Jude Emeka Idimogu – Oshodi/Isolo II, Hon. Rotimi Olowo – Somolu I, Hon. Rotimi Abiru – Somolu II, Hon. Desmond O Elliot – Surulere I, Hon. Sangodara Mosunmola – Surulere II.
The 3 Lagos senatorial candidates are also working for Sanwo-Olu. They are Sen. Olamilekan Adeola – Lagos West, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu – Lagos Central, Hon. Adebayo Oshinowo – Lagos East.