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What Sanwo-Olu Said About Buhari, Tinubu After Receiving Certificate Of Return

The governor-elect of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to lead “an all-inclusive government” while extending a hand of fellowship to his opponents in the governorship race.

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What Sanwo-Olu Said About Buhari, Tinubu After Receiving Certificate Of Return

The governor-elect of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to lead “an all-inclusive government” while extending a hand of fellowship to his opponents in the governorship race.

AN24 reports thatSanwo-Olu made the promise in a six-minute acceptance speech after  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, presented certificates of return to him and his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat.

The duo received their certificates at a ceremony at the commission’s office in Yaba, Lagos, on Friday.

Sanwo-Olu expressed joy that his victory was not tainted by violence and bloodshed, stressing that the process was free and fair.

The governor-elect specially paid a tribute to President Muhammadu Buhari, and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for displaying “responsible leadership”, which, he said, led to the victory of APC in Lagos and the centre.

His words: “Our resolve to lead the state as governor and deputy governor is not about our personal welfare and that of our families, but a determination to build a state that all of us will be proud of. We will not disappoint Lagosians for the confidence reposed in us to lead on their behalf. We promise to lead a government that will be responsible and that will work for the greater majority of residents.

“Whatever happened during the campaign period belongs to the past. It’s time for reconciliation and the state must move forward. Therefore, we will not engage anyone or group based on their political affiliation, ethnic nationality or whether they voted for us or not, we are all Lagosians and we will run a government that will work for all.”

Sanwo-Olu also praised party leaders and members in the state for sacrificing their energy and time for the party’s victory.

The event ended with prayers for Sanwo-Olu and his deputy by representatives of Chief Imam of Lagos, Imam Shakir Gafar Mofesaiye, and chairman of the Lagos-chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Theophilus Ajose.




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