Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos on Wednesday, May 29, said that he will not be attending the inauguration of the governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Ambode said that the new governor deserves to enjoy his inauguration day without having him share in the glory, Vanguard reports.
Congratulating the governor-elect in a statement by his chief press secretary, Habib Aruna, Ambode said that Sanwo-Olu should be allowed to be the star on such a day.
Ambode said: “I have already formally handed over reigns of power in the state to the new governor in a most cordial and convivial ceremony at the State House yesterday.
“The formal inauguration should have Mr Sanwo-Olu as the star of the day. I don’t think that glory should be shared with him by my presence.”
The out-going governor said he had a quality private moment with his successor on Tuesday, May 27, and expressed confidence that Sanwo-Olu will excel in office with the support and prayers of Lagosians.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ambode had said that he has served humanity to his best, and posterity will judge him.
Ambode spoke to newsmen shortly after inaugurating the 400-seater Lagos theatre in the night of Friday, May 24, in Epe area of the state.
The out-going governor, while reviewing his tenure which will end on Tuesday, May 28, expressed gratitude to God for giving him the grace to serve humanity and govern Lagos.
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