Lagos Sate governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday hailed the victory of his party man, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the gubernatorial election held on Saturday, March 9, describing as a reward for vigorous campaign.
Ambode in a statement signed by his media aide, Habib Aruna, congratulated the governor-elect and candidate of the APC, Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat as well as the 40 state House of Assembly candidates of the party for their victory at the polls on Saturday.
Sanwo-Olu was declared winner of the election and governor-elect of Lagos by the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State, Eyitope Ogunbodede, a professor, having polled a total of 739,445 votes to defeat his closest challenger and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje who got 206,141votes.
Ambode said the feat was a reward for the vigorous campaign embarked upon by the APC candidate and his running mate across the length and breadth of the state.
“Lagosians have spoken loud and clear with their votes and have overwhelmingly voted for a government they believe will continue the trajectory of growth that we have experienced in the last 20 years under the APC.
“It is therefore with great pleasure that I congratulate our great party for a resounding victory yesterday. Again, the people of Lagos have decided to stay on the path of infrastructural drive, economic growth and all round development.
“While I congratulate the governor-elect and deputy on “their well-deserved victory”, Ambode said ‘let me also thank all Lagosians for keeping faith with the APC.”