The drama over who gets the Lagos governorship ticket of the All Progressives Party in the 2019 general elections has come to a close as the incumbent Governor , Akinwunmi Ambode , has conceded defeat .
The governor in a state broadcast congratulated the winner , Babajide Sanwo – Olu , and urged party members to queue behind him and ensure victory
Ambode said, “ Dear Lagosians , APC is a great party and the interests of our beloved State must always supersede that of any person or group . It is in this regard that I wholeheartedly congratulate the winner of the Lagos State APC Primaries , Mr. Babajide Sanwo – Olu and urge all Lagosians to immediately support our party ’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections and work for the success of our dear party .
“ As Governor , I will do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition in the remaining period of this administration and ultimately to the new Governor , come May 2019 ,” he said.
The governor , therefore appealed to all party members that “we remain one family and unite behind the candidate of the party , so that we can continue to move this state forward . The progress of Lagos state is non- negotiable . It is a project that I have passionately worked for in the last three and half years as your Governor and one to which I will forever be devoted . ”