Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor, and deputy Obafemi Hamzat receive certificate of return from INEC on Thursday… Photo: Twitter/Jidesanwoolu
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, and other lawmakers-elect on Thursday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Sanwo-Olu in his remarks, thanked the leadership of INEC for a job well done, hoping that in future elections it would continue to raise the bar while calling on Lagosians to hold his administration accountable as it commenced the next phase of the journey, that would take it till 2027.
Stating that the time for politics was over, but time for governance, the governor promised that his administration would take its mandate to a new level of performance, deliver dividends of democracy, and complete all ongoing projects as well as ensure that all new ones were funded, prioritised and delivered.
He urged Lagosians to be law-abiding, remain united, live in peace and harmony irrespective of faith, creed, political affiliations, or tribe, and should not leave room for hatred, incitement, or violence as they embrace the true spirit of Lagos.
The governor also assured that his administration was poised to unlock four more years of peace, progress, and prosperity for Lagos State as it count down to May 29, when the renewed mandate would commence.
In his remark, the Speaker, Obasa reassured Lagosians that the State House of Assembly was ready to build on its last success.
Obasa said the presentation of the Certificate of Return to him and his colleagues was confirmation of their victory at the poll, noting that the House would continue to make laws that would bring progress in Lagos and will continue to protect the interests of Lagosians.
Corroborating the Speaker, the lawmaker representing Eti-Osa Constituency One, Gbolahan Yishawu pledged he and his colleagues would not relent in making life better for Lagosians through effective legislation.
He reiterated that the lawmakers would continue to support Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration and President-elect, Bola Tinubu to deliver dividends of democracy to the masses.
Earlier, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje congratulated the elected candidates saying the successful outcome of the Lagos State Governorship and State House of Assembly Election would not have been possible without the support and cooperation of the electorates who came out to vote for the candidates of their choice.