Healing to begin in Lagos now, Sanwo-Olu

Re-elected governor of Lagos sate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says he will begin a healing process following the hard-fought governorship election that tended to divide residents based on their ethnic affinities. In a message on Monday, Sanwo-Olu appreciated voters for re-electing him while, at the same time, deplored the ‘hate and ethnic profiling’ and violence that marred the poll.

In a conciliatory note, Governor Sanwo-Olu said unity among “Lagosians is far more important and substantial” than their “differences”. He promised “genuine healing” and that he will run “an inclusive government.”

“The true Lagos spirit is a welcoming, embracing, liberal one, not a divisive, exclusionary one,” the governor said. He equally urged residents to “reaffirm the spirit of solidarity and togetherness that binds us as Lagosians.”

The governor also appreciated his co-contestants, declaring his victory one for all.

TheCornet reports that Governor Sanwo-Olu won a landslide victory. Declaring Sanwo-Olu’s victory, Professor Adenike Oladiji, the vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, said he polled 762,134 votes to defeat his closest rival, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, of Labour Party, who scored 312, 329 votes.

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