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My re- election affirmation of Lagos voters’s selection — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mentioned that his re-election on the simply concluded train affirmed the selection of the Lagos voters to decide on competence, expertise, and monitor document because the state marched towards a brand new democratic dispensation.

Sanwo-Olu was declared the winner of the Governorship Election, which was held final Saturday by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), having polled a complete of 762,134 votes to defeat, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Occasion (LP), who scored 312,329 votes to put second, whereas the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) candidate, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor got here third, polling 62,449 votes.

The governor mentioned this whereas giving his acceptance speech, saying that his victory attested to Lagosians’ religion in APC as their social gathering of selection, simply as he devoted his success to all ‘hardworking” residents of the state.

The governor, who famous that his administration had, since inception, labored arduous to dwell as much as its duty of offering one of the best management and trackable document of achievements within the “most necessary” sub-national financial system on the continent, assured that his second time period would result in consolidation of his administration’s growth agenda and witness the supply of legacy initiatives that might elevate the event profile of Lagos.

The governor expressed his gratitude to God, and the great folks of the state, declaring that “Lagos is at this enviable stage of growth at the moment due to each one in all you, no matter your ethnicity, faith, political affiliation, gender or age.”

“We thank the Almighty God, to whom we owe our each breath and who has spared our lives to see this present day. I’m grateful to all the great folks of Lagos. I salute each citizen, not simply those that voted for us or these registered to vote. Lagos is at this enviable stage of growth at the moment due to every one in all you, no matter your ethnicity, faith, political affiliation, gender, or age. We’re a vibrant and thriving hub of commerce, finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and tradition due to the range that has outlined us over the a long time and centuries.

“I thank all our supporters, who labored day and night time to take our message of competence and accomplishment far and vast. Lots of you probably did what you didn’t since you knew me personally however since you recognized with the progressive imaginative and prescient we characterize and imagine within the message of continuity we advocated. Now that the elections are over, we should re-affirm the spirit of solidarity and togetherness that binds us as Lagosians. Governance should proceed and dividends of democracy should proceed to be delivered. There should be no break, there shall be no day without work. We’ll preserve all the guarantees we’ve made to all Lagosians,” he mentioned.

Talking additional, Governor Sanwo-Olu saluted his opponents’ braveness to take part within the democratic course of, saying their contribution created a aggressive participation that mirrored the essence of democracy and electioneering.

This was simply as he prolonged his hand of fellowship to his opponents, saying there was no victor and no vanquished, urging them to just accept the electoral final result within the true spirit of sportsmanship.

The governor, nonetheless, condemned what he known as “divisive rhetoric” utilized by opposing events in the course of the marketing campaign, noting that it was incorrect for anybody to aim to make the election about ethnicity and faith when it ought to have been about capability, competence, and expertise.

He acknowledged and saluted all of the Lagosians who refused to succumb to those that sought and nonetheless search to divide them with their unguarded and inciting feedback.

“We noticed hateful and hurtful ethnic profiling by fellow residents, which is completely misplaced for us as Lagosians – the proud residents of West Africa’s pre-eminent melting pot. I acknowledge and salute all of the Lagosians who refused to succumb to those that sought and nonetheless search to divide us with their unguarded and inciting feedback,” he mentioned.

Governor Sanwo-Olu condemned a pocket of violence that marred the election in a number of polling models, which led to some residents sustaining accidents, saying related safety businesses had been directed to research the breaches and guarantee these discovered culpable face the complete wrath of the legislation.

The governor prolonged his gratitude to the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for supporting his authorities since its inception, pledging that Lagos would stay aligned with the centre underneath Tinubu’s management.

The governor equally hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the “unprecedented help” to Lagos within the final eight years, thanked him for his dedication to leaving a legacy of equity and equitability within the nation’s electoral system, expressing the idea that posterity would choose him “nicely for his dedication to a good and equitable nation.”

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