The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, visited the Paediatric ward of the Gbagada General Hospital where he marked Christmas with children battling various health conditions.
He also reportedly chatted with adult patients in the hospital, cheering them up and praying for their recovery.
Sanwo-Olu, according to a statement on Wednesday, also visited Gbaja Hospital for Maternal and Child Care in Surulere, where he gave gifts to all newborns and their parents.
The APC candidate’s presence at the hospitals was said to have created excitement as relatives of the patients gathered in groups to pray for him for identifying with them in their low moments.
“This season is significant because it teaches us to love, compassion, and selflessness. While the majority of us have our relatives and friends with us to mark the day, we need to understand that several families are in pain because their loved ones are battling various ailments at the hospital. So, it’s no Christmas for these people because they need to be with their ailing family members.
“On a day like this, I thought it necessary to identify with these families and celebrate with them. I believe this gesture will cheer them up and give them reasons to be happy. We hope that the little we have come to share with them today will strengthen them to get out of the sickbed quicker and better,” Sanwo-Olu said in the statement.