Lagos chose competence, Sanwo-Olu thanks Lagosians for re-election

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has thanked residents of the state for re-electing him, noting that his administration would keep all the promises made.

In his victory speech at the Lagos House Marina on Monday, Mr Sanwo-Olu said his re-election for a second term has reaffirmed that Lagos has chosen competence and experience on the march to true greatness.

”Lagosians, you did not just vote for Babajide Sanwo-Olu. You voted for a greater Lagos. I promise that together we shall achieve this. This is a promise that shall not be broken. A greater Lagos shall be ours.

”Let me boldly and proudly say that we are already well on the way to that greater Lagos, and we now have four more years to join hands to advance in ways that will pleasantly surprise even the most sceptical amongst us,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu noted that four years ago, the people of Lagos gave him cause to deliver a similar victory speech, and since then, he had been conscious of the great responsibility upon him and the administration.

“We certainly could not have done this by ourselves. What we have achieved, both in the last four years and in the just-concluded election, could not have happened without a long list of supporters and partners,” he said.

The governor commended fellow contestants for their participation in the democratic process, and their contribution to creating a truly competitive political space in Lagos.

“We saw hateful and hurtful ethnic profiling by fellow citizens – which is totally out of place for us as Lagosians, the proud residents of West Africa’s pre-eminent melting pot,” he said, adding that now that the elections are over, Lagosians must reaffirm the spirit of solidarity and togetherness.