With football, thousands of youths show support for Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu in Lagos

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The past few weeks have seen a carnival like atmosphere in the heart of Lagos as thousands of young people gather weekly at the Campos mini stadium to observe what has now become an every Sunday affair.

Every weekend, Team Tinubu face Team Sanwo-Olu to cheers from thousands of spectators who support either sides amidst pomp and festivities.

Organized by the Lagos Island Sports Movement, the event is geared to push support for the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is seeking re-election. Both Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu have their heritage traced to Lagos Island and the youths have thrown their support for their candidacy as seen in the weekly turnout at the stadium.

Nicknamed “Sunday School” by football fans and supporters of Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu alike, the past 5 weeks have witnessed a massive turnup of about 10,000 youths weekly at the historical Campos Mini Stadium.


According to Adesanmi Doherty, the convener of the Lagos Island Sports Movement, football is one sport that unite everyone on the island while the love for the All Progressives Congress and all its candidates particularly Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu have made them come together under one umbrella to create an awareness using the game.

“On the island, our love for football cannot be overemphasized. It is one thing that unites us irrespective of our religious beliefs, locality or educational background. What we however love as much as football are our people at the helms especially Asiwaju Tinubu and Governor Sanwo-Olu which led to the marriage of these two institutions (our love for football and our support for Tinubu/Sanwo-Olu). Further proof of this is how the youths even defy the rain to turn up every week,” Doherty disclosed to newsmen.

Doherty further revealed that “Sunday School” will continue till the general elections and afterwards because it has become a culture for young people and other folks in Lagos Island.

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