The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State council, congratulates Lagos State Governor-Elect, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, and the All Progressive Party (APC), in the just concluded Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.
In a statement issued and signed by the Chairman, Dr. Qasim Akinreti, and Secretary, Mr. Alfred Odifa, described Sanwo-Olu’s victory, as a welcome development, and a well deserved one.
The Council noted that Sanwo-Olu’s victory did not come as a surprise, going by his track records, both in public and private sectors where he had worked.
The Union noted the tenacity of purpose in the electioneering campaigns and urge the Governor-Elect to use the same vigor for governance in all ramifications.
The lagos NUJ promise to continue thegood working relationship that has existed between the government and the Council. We urge the Governor-Elect to also collaborate with council in media relations.
Born on the 25th of July, 1965, Governor-Elect began his political career in 2003, when he was appointed Special Adviser on Corporate Matters to the then Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Femi Pedro. We appreciate his flair for professionalism.
The Union also congratulates all elected Honourable members, and commended Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), for conceding defeat, and congratulating the winner.
This gesture, the Union noted, is highly commendable, and worthy of emulation.
In the same vein, the union commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for organising a free, fair, credible and transparent election in the State.
The Union prays to Almighty God to guard and guide the Governor-Elect aright, as he steers the ship of the Centre Of Excellence to the ‘Next Level’ and wish him a successful tenure.