The governor elect for Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu while receiving the certificate today, March 29, 2019, from INEC’s National Commissioner in Charge of Lagos, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola, said that he will run an all inclusive government.
The All Progressive Congress, APC, ex-candidate encouraged the other 44 candidates of other parties who lost in the race to support him in making the state enviable.
In his words:
“I want to extend congratulations to all the other 44 candidates that were not so successful, but I dare say that victory to one is a victory to all.
“It is a victory to all of us, it is a victory for the entire Lagosians. It is a call to order, it is a call that there is no victor no vanquished. All of us are on the same pedestal, that is, to make life a lot better for our people.
“That is why on the campaign train, we said we are going to run an inclusive government, we will bring about strategies that will take Lagos to greater heights.
“We are using this unique opportunity to open our doors; we don’t even have a door again, the doors are open for all our other colleagues in the other parties that we are one and the same,”.
Alongside his deputy governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the New Lagos governor said that his administration will run a system that will make lagosians pround in the end.
“We are taking up this leadership and saying that the confidence that you have put in us will not be put to shame. We will not misuse the confidence that you have put in us,” Sanwo-Olu stated.
On the side of INEC, National Commissioner in Charge of Ondo, Ogun and Lagos States, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola, praised Sanwo-Olu.
Describing his emergence as an opportunity given by God to serve the people.
In his words:
“Lagosians expect you to discharge your responsibility in honesty and integrity, and dedication to duty.
“I have no doubt in my mind that you have the qualities to do all these. Lagosians are discerning people; when they make choice, they know what they are doing,”.
You may recall that, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the March 9 election won all 20 Local Governments of the South-Western State.