My plans for Lagosians – Sanwo-Olu
... INEC presents Certificates of Return to governor, others
CITIZENS COMPASS – LAGOS State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, received his Certificate of Return promising residents that the next four years will be more fulfilling.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC,) Lagos, issued the Certificate of Return having declared Sanwo-Olu as winner of the March 18 gubernatorial poll in the state.
The Governor won his re-election in a landslide victory in the gubernatorial elections conducted penultimate week, polling 762,134 votes to defeat his rivals, Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor.
Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, were joined by their wives, cabinet members and All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders to receive their Certificates of Return, yesterday, at the INEC office in Yaba amid heavy security personnel.
The electoral commission also presented certificates to all the 40 House of Assembly members-elect at the event.
Sanwo-Olu said his second term mandate was won on the strength of Lagos’ diversity, proclaiming that his re-election reflected the wishes of all residents, irrespective of faith, creed or tongue.
The Governor declared it was time for the State to move forward and forge new frontiers for its progress. He extended hands of fellowship to contestants in the opposition parties to join APC in leveraging the State’s diversity to bring about new prosperity for Lagos.
According to him, “Today, I stand before you older, wiser, more experienced, and more committed than ever to deliver on the contract that binds me to the good people of Lagos. We have made promises and we have also delivered on so many of them over the last four years, in line with our THEMES Agenda.
“Now, we must take the work to a new level of performance and delivery. We will complete all the ongoing projects and ensure that new ones are funded, prioritised and delivered.
“As we countdown to May 29, when this renewed mandate will commence, I assure Lagosians that together we are unlocking four more years of peace, progress, and prosperity for the State.
“It will be four more years of massive infrastructure renewal and development, four more years of forward-looking policies in transportation, health, education, environment, agriculture, security, wealth creation, entertainment and culture, and youth development. We are more determined to march into the future. Let us hold fast to all the lessons we have learnt and use them as valuable building blocks for what lies ahead.”
Sanwo-Olu expressed gratitude to the electorate for giving him and his party an overwhelming victory and renewing the mandate to lead the State for the next four years. He promised never to take people’s confidence in him for granted.