The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN on Sunday reacted to the victory of Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as the next elected Governor of the State, thanking residents of the State for keeping faith with the model of common widespread development that gives people the dignity to compete and be the best that they can be rather than be a model of patronage a few days to an election.
The Governor who spoke in an interview with State newsmen at the Lagos House, Marina after the formal declaration of Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as the duly elected Governor of the State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), added that the people have chosen service, competition and choice over very banal patronage a few weeks to an election.
He reiterated that this is why he is very happy that all the hard work in the last eight years has been vindicated and that he is delighted that the people of Lagos with this mandate to Mr Akinwunmi Ambode have connected with the choice and model of governance and have chosen the accelerated development where one doesn’t need to know anybody before he gets an opportunity.
On what advise he has for the newly elected Governor, Mr Fashola said he would not advise the Governor-Elect in the open and that whatever advise he has for him will largely be privately given and that the important thing is that he should stay connected to the people.
Earlier in a tweet on the declaration of the results, Governor Fashola had declared; ”Lagos wins. Congrats Ambode. Well done Jimi. Eko Oni Baje ooo”.