Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Head of Service of Lagos, has rubbished rumour that he is eyeing Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s seat in 2023.
Reports from some quarters had said Muri-Okunola was being prepared to thwart Sanwo-Olu’s second term bid.
However, in a statement on Sunday, he reiterated his commitment to Sanwo-Olu’s developmental plans for the state. He accused elements trying to cause discord between him and the governor of spreading the rumour.
“My attention has been drawn to several publications linking me with a fictitious race for Lagos State Governor and plots to stop Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s second term bid,” Muri-Okunola said.
“I hereby dissociate myself from all publications and innuendoes conveying such plots. I reiterate my support for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his administration’s THEMES Agenda – the six-pillar development plan that is the compass for his projects and policies.
“Contrary to the statements being published by mischief-makers, who are also trying to play the religion card, I am fully focused on carrying out my duties as head of service of the Lagos state government and taking the Public Service to greater heights.”