Sanwo-Olu promises lagosians all-inclusive government
The Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday promised to run an all inclusive administration after assuming the reins on May 29 2019.
He also assured the people of the state that he would not betray Lagosians and would ensure that other campaign promises would be fulfilled.
Sanwo-Olu described himself as a winner of free, fair and credible election, saying the electoral commission deserved applause for conducting a peaceful exercise.
He also extended a hand of fellowship to the 40 opposition candidates who competed with him, stressing that their inputs were required in tackling the myriad of challenges in education, health, transportation and the environment.
Sanwo-Olu said: ”A victory for one is a victory for all. It is a victory for all Lagosians. No victor, no vanquished. We will all make life better for Lagosians.”
The governor-elect spoke at the Lagos State office of the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) shortly after receiving his Certificate of Return from Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun.
Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by his wife, Dr Ibijoke; his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; his wife Oluremi; Lagos State APC chairman Tunde Balogun; party secretary Dr. Wale Ahmed; Governorship Advisory Council (GAC) deputy leader Prince Oluyole Olusi; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and Chief Demola Seriki.
Also at the ceremony were Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, Pa Sunny Ajose, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, Hakeem Bamgbala, Joe Igbokwe, Abiodun Salami, Bayo Ajisebutu, Ayodele Adewale, Bayo Ajisebutu, Fausat Gbadebo, Emmanuel Bamgboye and Imam Shakiru Gafar Mofesayo of Lagos Central Mosque.
Thanking the stakeholders, Sanwo-Olu commended INEC and other apparatus of government involved in the election, saying that the reward for hard work is more work.
He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for showing leadership example of what the APC stood for and for winning Lagos votes.
The governor-elect also applauded the national chairman, Comrade Adam’s Oshiomhole, Lagos APC GAC leaders, and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who he noted, was in birthday celebration mood.
He peeped into the future, praying that all the critical stakeholders will be present at his inauguration on May 29.
However, in a voice somehow laced with emotion, Sanwo-Olu said the inauguration date will coincide with the post-humous birthday of his late mother, who had passed on few years ago.
Reiterating his commitment to an all-inclusive administration, the governor-elect said his doors were already open to stakeholders, including the opposition, to make their contributions to governance.
He promised to reenact the true greatness of Lagos which the stakeholders stand for.
Sanwo-Olu added: “We will not betray public confidence. Better times are coming. Lagosians deserve the best. We must get it right in Lagos.
“If we get it right in Lagos, we will get it right in Nigeria.
“We are ready. We are committed. We will do the job that Lagosians have given to us.”