Akinwunmi Ambode was absent yesterday during the inauguration ceremony of his successor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as new governor of Lagos State and he has explained the reason behind the decision.
The inauguration of Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat took place at Tafa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos in the presence of huge crowd.
Ambode said he has met with Sanwo-Olu a day before the formal inauguration (Tuesday) and had handed over to him.
While congratulating the new governor, Ambode said the star of the day should go to his successor not share the glory with him.
In a press release by Ambode’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Habib Aruba on Wednesday, the former governor maintained that the reins of power has been handed over to Sanwo-Olu in a cordial ceremony. He said there is no need to share the glory with him on the inauguration day.
“I have already formally handed over reins of power in the State to the new Governor in a most cordial and convivial ceremony at the State House yesterday ( Tuesday).
“The formal inauguration should have Mr. Sanwo-Olu as the star of the day. I don’t think that glory should be shared with him by my presence,” Ambode added.
Meanwhile, the former governor highlighted that much is expectes from his successor and he is hopeful that he will deliver to Lagosians.