“Lagosians have spoken loud and clear,” Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in his acceptance speech.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to his election victory in the state gubernatorial election held over the weekend. INEC in the early hours of today declared him the winner of the election.
Speaking shortly after the statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu said Lagosians had made their voices heard. Part of his speech reads
“To all of our fellow candidates, we want to salute you for your participation in the democratic process, but Lagosians have spoken and spoken well. They spoke loudly. Please remember that we are reaching out to you, no winner, no loser. In true sportsmanship, if you truly believe you want to serve this state, you have an opportunity with us and we will open our doors to listen to you and give you a place in this government.
He also spoke out against the identity politics that have become commonplace ahead of last Saturday’s election.
“During this campaign, unfortunately, we have seen very divisive rhetoric that is not a definition of who we are. So, Lagosians, we need to come together and further rebuild the capacity, competence and experience that we we have in this city. Religion should not divide us, ethnicity will not divide us. Lagos will come out bigger, stronger and better.