The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressive Congress, APC, for his victory at the polls on Saturday.
Sanwo-Olu polled 739,445 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Jimi Agbaje of the PDP, who polled 206,141 votes.
The PDP, in a statement on Monday by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Taofik Gani, said the congratulatory message was to exhibit sportsmanship and show respect for the laws of the land.
The statement, however, stressed that the PDP will not hesitate to do challenge the result if there was a need for that.
He said: “Lagosians will not accept any excuse for any failure in governance for any reason.
“We advise Mr Sanwo-Olu to hit the ground running, get competent hands, irrespective of party affiliation.
“This is necesssary so that all hands can be on deck to move Lagos State forward as it should be.”
Also, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, who won the fifth mandate to represent Agege Constituency I, described the victory of APC as hard-earned but well deserved.
Obasa said, “It was tough for us all but at the end of the day, a well deserved victory for all members of the party.
“It was a confirmation of the love Lagosians have for our great party and the giant strides we have been achieving in the state.”
Speaking on the president’s victory, he said: “We have absolute confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, to deliver good governance.
“Therefore, I want to assure Nigerians, particularly Lagosians, that the APC administration at all levels will continue to put in place programmes and projects that will enhance your welfare and improve your standard of living,” he added.