By Ayo Kehinde
Lagos State governor-elect, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who emerged victorious in the governorship poll with 739,445 over his closest rival Mr Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 220, 614, has pledged to make the state the pride of Africa in economic and social development.
Speaking at the Ogba, Lagos Secretariat of the party, he thanked the people of the state for electing him as the 13th governor of the state and stated he would concentrate on three specific plans to sustain economic and social development.
“ I vow to you Lagosians that my eyes are opened to where we should go…
“I will advance and build on the tradition on infrastructural development to improve life, increase productivity and lower cost of production, to establish business that would enhance basic needs of the poor are met, establish businesses in Lagos to provide opportunity for vast industry and population, to make Lagos function as catalyst for growth not only in Lagos and Nigeria and West Africa, but Lagos will become pride of the entire Black Race,” he said.
He disclosed that Agbaje of the PDP has called at 7:pm of Saturday to congratulate him.
Confirming this, Mr Felix Oboagwina, Agaje’s Media Aide, said “Agbaje called Sanwoolu on the phone yesterday around 7.50pm after INEC announced the final result.
“Wishing his APC rival well, Agbaje prayed that God would grant him the wisdom to steer the affairs of the state.”