Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, Thursday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Also, the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, and other lawmakers-elect including the two Labour Party (LP) candidates were given their Certificatse of Return by the INEC.
Speaking after he received his certificate, an elated Sanwo-Olu thanked INEC for a job well done, saying he hoped future elections 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.
The governor promised that his administration would take its mandate to a new level of performance, delivery of dividends of democracy and complete all ongoing projects, as well as ensure that all new ones were funded, prioritized and delivered.
He urged Lagosians to be law-abiding, remain united, live in peace and harmony irrespective of faith, creed, political affiliations, tribe and should not leave room for hatred, incitement, or violence as they embrace the true spirit of Lagos.
The governor also assured Lagosians that his administration was poised to unlock four more years of peace, progress and prosperity for Lagos State as it counts down to May 29, when the renewed mandate would commence.
In his remark as well, 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 certificates of return to him and his colleagues was a confirmation of their victory at the poll, adding that the House would continue to make laws that would bring progress to Lagos and will continue to protect the interests of Lagosians.
Coroborating the speaker, the lawmaker representing Eti-Osa Constituency One, Gbolahan Yishawu, pledged that himself and his colleagues would not relent in making life better for Lagosians through effective legislation.
He reiterated that the lawmakers would continue to support the Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration and
President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to deliver dividends of democracy to the masses.
Speaking earlier, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Olusegun Agbaje, congratulated the elected candidates, saying the successful outcome of the Lagos State Governorship and State House of Assembly elections would not had been possible without the support and cooperation of the electorate who came out to vote for the candidates of their choice.