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Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode accepts APC primaries outcome, congratulates Babajide Sanwo-olu

Valentine Chinyem



Lagos State Governor, Akinwummi Ambode, has congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Ambode made the announcement on Wednesday during a very brief media address broadcast by Lagos State television.

He said, “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 the winner of the Lagos State APC Primaries, Mr. 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.

“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.”

Ambode who had refused to step down before the APC controversial primary elections yesterday, polled 72,901 votes while Sanwo-Olu, Bola Tinubu’s preferred candidate had 970,851.