Ambode Concedes Defeat, Congratulates and Pledge Support for Sanwo-olu
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has accepts the result of the controversial APC Primary Elections in the state. He concedes defeat and congratulates his opponent, Babajide Sanwoolu.
He also praises Tinubu and pledges his total support for Sanwoolu and the All Progressive Congress (APC) both at the states and at the federal level.
This is the text of his speech:
“Fellow Lagosians, the last few days have witnessed intense political activities that have gripped the attention of the nation and created palpable tension in the polity.
“I strongly believe that the time has now come for the state to move forward in order that the gains of the last three and half years are not lost.
“Dear Lagosians, APC is a great party and the interests of our beloved state must always supercede that of any person or group. It is in this regard that I wholeheartedly congratulate Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“As governor, I will do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition in the remaining period of this administration and ultimately to the new governor, come May 2019.
“I therefore appeal to all our party members that we remain one family and unite behind the candidate of the party, so that we can continue to move this state forward. The progress of the state is non-negotiable. It is a project that I have passionately worked for in the last three and half years as your Governor, and one to which I will forever be devoted.
“I wish to use this opportunity to thank our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the leadership of our great party at state and national levels, all party faithful and all Lagosians.
“I thank all Lagosians for their faith and trust in me. I urge you not to relent in your support for our party as we prepare for the general elections.
Long live Nigeria, Long live Lagos state, Long live APC.