Thank You Lagos

I know that a lot has been said following the declaration by INEC on the governorship election for our great state Lagos State.

As you may have already heard, I have immediately called Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to congratulate him and wish him well. It would be unfair, however, not to also thank all of YOU who invested your time and energy to support our cause.

To my fellow Lagosians, especially those who stood by our campaign every step of the way, I want to thank you. The passion that you have brought into this democratic process and your participation have not been in vain. On the contrary, because you have made your voices heard in this election, in the final analysis, win or lose, our dear state will be the better for it.

To my team – my friends, my supporters, donors and volunteers, your extraordinary work over the last couple of months gave us more than a fighting chance. Your intellect, passion and motivation kept the engines running. I sincerely thank you, for all the long hours, sleepless nights and immense sacrifice that you have all made towards this cause.

Not minding the outcome of the elections, I can guarantee that your contribution to this campaign has helped expand the wider narrative of democracy and good governance in Lagos. You can hold your heads high knowing that you have all done a great job as citizens of this great state and country.

I believe in Lagos. I believe in the people of Lagos. Elections come and go – sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. But through it all, democracy teaches us that we can agree to disagree without necessarily compromising our stand or values and the very principles that make us unique.

For Lagos, we must keep on pushing for a government that does not only work for a few elite but for the greater good of our people. We have an obligation to ensure that Lagos continues to be inclusive and that our development must have a human face. This is what I committed to when I decided to run and this is still worth fighting for.

Although this election is over, our work as citizens must go on. Each and every one of us has a duty to ensure that our government continues to be transparent and accountable. Only then can we really reap the rewards of our democracy.

As always, feel free to keep in touch, and I’ll try to keep up my engagement as time permits. It has been my greatest honor to have competed in this race and interacted with so many of you in the course of this campaign.

May God almighty continue to bless the people of Lagos. And may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Thank you