Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has conceded defeat and congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his victory at the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos Governorship primary.
Governor Ambode made this announcement in a press conference Wednesday, where he called on Lagosians to support the APC gubernatorial candidate, Sanwo-Olu, in the 2019 governorship elections.
“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 the winner of the Lagos State APC Primaries, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and urge all Lagosians to immediately support our party’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections and work for the success of our dear party,” he said.
Governor Ambode also assured of a smooth transition of power on May 2019, adding that, “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.”
The governor stressed that the APC remains united in the state and urged party members to support the party’s candidate in order to move Lagos State forward.
“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 Lagos 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.”
He used the opportunity to appreciate the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and other party stalwarts.
“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 faithfuls and all Lagosians.”