Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised not to take the mandate given to him for granted.
Sanwo-Olu won the primary on Tuesday with 970,851 votes. His opponent, incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode scored 72,901 votes.
Ambode accepted defeat and promised to cooperate with the candidate through the transition period.
Sanwo-Olu, whose victory in the direct primary shadow poll was validated yesterday by the Electoral panel led by former Cross River State Governor Clement Ebri, said: “Lagosians, I think with what you have done for me, I cannot take you for granted, I cannot take this mandate and this confidence for granted, I’ll cherish it for the rest of my life but more importantly, like I’ve always said, I’ll remain committed, I’ll keep an inclusive government, I’ll be responsible, integrity will not run far from me and I will not do things that in any form would make you to begin to doubt my capacity or capability.”
The political tension that gripped state in the last one week subsided yesterday, with Ambode’s conceding defeat in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election held on Tuesday.
The Clement Ebri-led panel assigned to supervise the shadow poll failed initially to acknowledge the result.
But yesterday’s ratification of the result and the acceptance of defeat by the governor dissipated the cloudy atmosphere.
The APC candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pleaded for support and congratulated party members for the successful election. Read more