Breaking: Sanwo-olu takes oath of office in Lagos

Breaking: Sanwo-olu takes oath of office in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been sworn in as the new governor of Lagos state.

The colourful swearing-in ceremony took place today, Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Sanwo-Olu's deputy Obafemi Hamzat also took his oath of office.

After the swearing in, Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state's new Chief Executive Officer, acknowledged the crowd in a parade on a motorcade.

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His predecessor, former governor Akinwunmi Ambode was however curiously absently at the colourful event.

Breaking: Sanwo-olu takes oath of office in Lagos

New governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-olu taking oath of office in Lagos
Source: UGC

But Ambode explained reason for his absence in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, on Wednesday.

He said his successor should be allowed to be the star of his inauguration.

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“I have already formally handed over reins 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,” Ambode said.

Breaking: Sanwo-olu takes oath of office in Lagos

Governor Sanwo-Olu acknowledging the crowd after his swearing in.
Source: UGC

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Breaking: Sanwo-olu takes oath of office in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu and his family standing on the podium at the inauguration of the new Lagos state governor on Wednesday, May 29.
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that the new governor of Lagos state, Sanwo-Olu reportedly made his first appointment with the announcement of Tayo Ayinde as the new Chief of Staff.

According to the report, Sanwo-Olu made this appointment following the official handing over of the government to him by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in a private ceremony on Tuesday, May 28.

Breaking: Sanwo-olu takes oath of office in Lagos

New deputy governor of Lagos state Obafemi Hamzat taking his oath of office.
Source: UGC

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