The Lagos Governor-Elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Deputy Governor-Elect, Obafemi Hamzat, received their certificates of return on Friday at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Yaba.
Who showed up? The wives of the two men; the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu and his wife, Oluremi Tinubu; the Lagos APC chairman, Hon. Tunde Balogun; party leader, Prince Tajudeen Olusi; and the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, were among the dignitaries at the event.
One terrible thing: According to the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, the voter apathy during the poll was unprecedented. He gave the example of Eti-Osa Constituency 1, where the voter turnout was a mere four percent.
What Sanwo-Olu said: The governor-elect spoke for about six minutes, promising an inclusive government and expressing joy that his victory was not tainted by violence and bloodshed.
- “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.”