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