Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy Obafemi Hamzat on Friday received Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The presentation of certificates was held at the INEC Lagos Office, Yaba and performed by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Lagos, Ondo and Ogun States, Adekunle Ogunmola.
Sanwo-olu assured Lagosians that his promise and mission to build a greater Lagos was still very strong.
“I want to reassure all Lagosians that my promise and mission to build a Greater Lagos is as strong as ever.”
“That is why on the campaign train, we said we are going to run an inclusive government, we will bring about strategies that will take Lagos to greater heights,” he said.
The governor-elect however called on his opponents that lost during the March 9 election to support him in making the state enviable, assuring them of his resolve to run an inclusive government.
“It is victory to all of us, it is a victory for the entire Lagosians. It is a call to order, it is a call that there is no victor no vanquished. All of us are on the same pedestal, that is, to make life a lot better for our people.”
“We are using this unique opportunity to open our doors; we don’t even have a door again, the doors are open for all our other colleagues in the other parties that we are one and the same.”
“It is not about Femi and I, it is not about my own family, it is about re-enacting and recharging a true Lagos that all of us have stood for.”
Ogunmola, in his speech, described the victory of Sanwo-Olu as an opportunity given by God to serve. Adding that Sanwo-Olu by his election was coming on board as governor of Lagos State and not of his party.
“Lagosians expect you to discharge your responsibility in honesty and integrity, and dedication to duty.”
“I have no doubt in my mind that you have the qualities to do all these. Lagosians are discerning people; when they make choice, they know what they are doing.”