A human rights activist and Convener, Save Lagos Group (SLG), Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman has mocked the Lagos State Governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu over his mental illnesses, saying that Sanwo-Olu lacks mental capability to rule the State.
He recalled that the State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode had earlier raised an allegation of mental instability of the State APC guber candidate, thereby making Sanwo-Olu unfit to govern the Commercial nerve centre of the country because of its Cosmopolitan nature of the State.
Comrade Sulaiman, however, disclosed that if the ruling APC represented the incumbent governor for second term, good people of the State would have considered to vote enmass for the ruling APC in the forthcoming 2019 governorship election in the State.
The rights activist disclosed further that the opposition political parties, particularly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, were not showing any sign of seriousness to give serious challenge to the ruling party (APC) in this epic political battle of which political party would win the 2019 Lagos guber race.
Sulaiman,while responding to the penultimate weekend outburst of Sanwo-Olu on the mind-boggling issue on the state of his mental illness.
According to signed statement by Sulaiman which copies were made available to newsmen on Thursday, he maintained that every available mental medical record of Sanwo-Olu had shown that the APC guber candidate was not fit mentally to rule the State.
SLG Chief further stressed that the physical appearance of Sanwo-Olu had shown that he is not mentally fit to hold the position of authority presently, not to talk of becoming Governor of Lagos State,insisting that Mr. Sanwo-Olu has been treated of this illness in the past.
Sulaiman who doubles as Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has called on the well meaning Lagosians not to take this issue mental unstable of the APC gubernatorial candidate (Sanwo-Olu) with levity hand because of dangerous implications on the governance of the State.
He then called on the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to take cognizance of its power on this burning issue before it would go out of hand by making sure that Sanwo-Olu submits his medical clearance of this illness from the reputable hospital in Nigeria and abroad.
“Appearance they say shows the manner. The Sanwo-Olu physique had suggested that he does not fit to rule Lagos State as a result of drugs in consonance with the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“The 1999 Constitution had clearly stated in sections 182 and 189 that it is imperative for citizens to know the mental fitness of those who aspired to be their political leader”, he observed.