Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says his government will ensure that all ethnic groups are safe in the state.
Sanwo-Olu said this while congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection.
There were reports that thugs were attacking some Igbo Traders in Oshodi, Lagos but the governorship candidate said “non-indigenous Lagosians should ignore the rumoured fracas or intimidation of Igbo by some elements in the state.”
“Many ethnic nationalities have settled in Lagos and have made this place a home. We cannot allow a four-year election cycle to divide us,” he said.
“I therefore urge all our Igbo and Hausa brothers and sisters to continue to live in peace as we have lived together over the years.
“We have done it before. We will do it again. No part of Lagos will be left out of the scheme of things. We will run a Lagos that no one, regardless of where he or she comes from, will be intimidated.
“We will run a Lagos where every hardworking Lagosian, irrespective of his or her root will have economic empowerment and thrive in commerce. This is what we promise, this is what we will do.’’
Sanwo-Olu said Buhari’s victory is a validation of his hard work.
“With this deserved victory, your selflessness and dedication to the services of our motherland have become a new leadership model in Nigeria,” he said.
“Expectedly, the reward for good work is more work. So, your victory in the nationwide free and fair election, which is a validation of how your leadership has rekindled hope in millions of Nigerians at home and abroad, has provided yet another valuable opportunity for better Nigeria since democracy has found a permanent place in our country.”