Sanwo-Olu condemns election day violence, orders suspects’ arrest

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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered security agencies to arrest perpetrators of attacks recorded in some local government areas during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly election in the state.

This was as he hailed those who refused to be divided by hateful and hurtful ethnic profiling in the state.

Sanwo-Olu said this in a post on his verified Twitter handle shortly after he was declared  winner of the governorship election.

He said, “During the course of the campaign, we sadly saw a lot of divisive rhetoric used. Elections should be about capacity, competence, and experience, not ethnicity or religion.

“I salute those who refused to be divided by hateful and hurtful ethnic profiling. Recent skirmishes in some LGAs resulting in injuries are reprehensible and not reflective of who we are. Law enforcement and security agencies have been directed to ensure that those found culpable face the full wrath of the law.

“Very importantly, and this cannot be overemphasised: What unites us as Lagosians is far more important and substantial than whatever differences exist among us.

“As your governor, I will do everything in my power to ensure that genuine healing takes place. We will continue to run an inclusive government, that delivers for all the people of Lagos, wherever in the state they may be living.

“The true Lagos spirit is a welcoming, embracing, liberal one, not a divisive, exclusionary one. In the days and weeks and months ahead, we will continue to do everything to demonstrate and amplify this.

“We must reaffirm the spirit of solidarity and togetherness that binds us as Lagosians.

“Our work will continue, and there will be no break. The dividends of democracy must continue to be delivered.”

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