Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu React on Presidential Election in Lagos
The All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu have appealed to the people of Lagos State to be calm and eschew any act that can lead to breakdown of law and order.
In a reaction to his loss in Lagos, Tinubu said the outcome of the election in Lagos where Labour Party won the presidential election should not be a source of provocation saying that the beauty of democracy is that people have a right to vote for the candidate of their choice.
The APC candidate further said that as a democrat he is bound to accept the outcome of any election whether favourable or not.
This was disclosed in a statement released Monday by the Presidential Campaign Council signed by Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu expressed serious concern over reports of violence in parts of the state especially reported attacks on some traders of Igbo origin.
The former Lagos State Governor condemned any form of violence against people of any ethnic group in Lagos.
“The fact that the APC narrowly lost Lagos State to another party should not be the reason for violence. As a democrat, you win some, you lose some. We must allow the process to continue unhindered across the country while we maintain peace and decorum,” the statement said.
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Similarly, Governor Sanwo-Olu has called for calm in the state, urging supporters to eschew any form of bitterness or violence in the wake of the presidential election in the state at the weekend.
Sanwo-Olu on Monday also said there was no need for violence as it was not a culture of the state.
“I urge all Lagosians to go about their businesses without any fear of harassment. Law enforcement agencies have been asked to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order in any part of the State.
“I have been your Governor for almost four years, promoting harmony and friendship across ethnic and religious lines without any form of discrimination whatsoever, ” he assured.