In solidarity with the Tinubu/ Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat tickets, Ex-International footballers of the Nigerian Super Eagles engaged in a novelty match with the football team of Lagos State House of Assembly comprising serving members.
The Mobolaji Johnson Arena (former Onikan Stadium), the venue of the match was opened to dignitaries, supporters and spectators. Players on both sides were seen showing off their skills before the actual match which excited the spectators at the Stadium.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu arrived at the arena to greet the players before the commencement of the game. Hon. Folajimi Muhammed, the captain, introduced players on his team to Mr Governor while Mr Daniel Omokachi did the introduction for the Ex-Super Eagles.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu did the ceremonial kick-off at exactly 5:10 pm which marked the commencement of the Match.
The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Obasa Mudashiru Ajayi remarked in his interview that his arrival at the stadium was going to give stimulus to his team who were one goal down before he arrived. He went on to eulogize the good qualities of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He noted that the people of Lagos are going to respond with massive votes for them.
The Skipper of the Ex-International at the novelty match, Mr Daniel Omokachi, on behalf of the Ex-Super Eagles, otherwise known as the ‘Black Bull’ was emphatic in his resolve for the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president of Nigeria. In his words; ‘I am here today because am’ Batified’.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a person of immense experience in the development of the country.’ Omokachi went on to explain that the novelty match is designed to galvanize support for the All Progressives Congress Candidates.
Hon. Setonji David, Chairman House Committee on Information and Strategy affirmed that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an asset to Lagos and Nigeria. He noted that Nigerians must not miss this opportunity of electing him. He went further to state that Governor Sanwo-Olu is coming again as Governor of the state.
The Directorate of Sports for the Independent Campaign Council (ICC) ably led by Hon. Oluwatoyin Gafar noted that the most important thing is the support that the novelty match brought to the table.
He said the Ex-International footballers who had made Nigeria proud back in the days are in support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for president, the second term bid of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and all the candidates of APC.
The game ended in a draw, 3-3.
Dignitaries at the event were the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and members of the State Executive Council, Rt. Hon. Obasa Ajayi Mudashiru, Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Tayo Akinmade Ayinde the Director General of ICC, Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku (Chairman ICC), Lagos APC Party Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, Director General Lagos APC Campaign Council, Senator Ganiyu Olarewaju Solomon, Mr Kola Peregrino (Deputy Director General), Hon. Oluwatoyin Gafar (Director Sports ICC), Mr Jubril Gawat (Director of New Media) among others.