The Lagos state governor-elect, Akinwunmi Ambode has extended the hand to friendship to those who lost to him in the elections, including the Peoples Democratic Party’s Jimi Agbaje.
Ambode said this during his acceptance speech at the Lagos state secretariat after he was declared the winner of the elections.
“To my main opponent, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the PDP, I thank you for a keen contest and invite you, alongside other governorship candidates, to join hands with me in moving Lagos forward,” he said.
“I am humbled that you have placed your trust and faith in me.
“The love of this state and our common belief in what we can accomplish, our belief in what this state already is, and in what it is destined to become binds us together in a social and moral contract of high purpose.
“I shall honour that contract with every fiber of my being.
“This day I pledge to you that I shall devote myself to bringing even greater prosperity, growth and development to every inch of this state.
“I also pledge that I shall build on legacy and progress of my predecessors,” Ambode said.