The governor of Lagos state, Wednesday accepted defeat in the just concluded All Progressives Congress, APC, Primary held yesterday. In the spirit of democracy, the Lagos state governor congratulated his rival Babajide Sanwo-Olu and promised to back him in 2019 election. His speech: “Fellow Lagosians, the last few days have witnessed intense political activities that have gripped the attention of the nation and created palpable tension in the polity. “I strongly believe that the time has now come for the state to move forward in order that the gains of the last three and half years are not lost. “Dear Lagosians, APC is a great party and the interests of our beloved state must always supercede that of any person or group. It is in this regard that I wholeheartedly congratulate Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. “As governor, I will do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition in the remaining period of this administration and ultimately to the new governor, come May 2019. “I therefore appeal to all our party members that we remain one family and unite behind the candidate of the party, so that we can continue to move this state forward. The progress of the state is non-negotiable. It is a project that I have passionately worked for in the last three and half years as your Governor, and one to which I will forever be devoted. “I wish to use this opportunity to thank our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the leadership of our great party at state and national levels, all party faithful and all Lagosians. “I thank all Lagosians for their faith and trust in me. I urge you not to relent in your support for our party as we prepare for the general elections. Long live Nigeria, Long live Lagos state, Long live APC
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