The Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally spoken on the alleged rift between him and the incumbent governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Sanwo-Olu who spoke in a statement through his Media officer, Gboyega Akosile described the relationship between him and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as a cordial one.
Akosile in his statement appealed to those in the business of sowing seeds of discord among political leaders for selfish personal gains to desist from such as it will not work in this case.
While reacting to a report by some online platforms, Akosile admitted that Sanwo-Olu is yet to visit Akinwunmi Ambode since he was declared winner of the March 9 Gubernatorial election.
Akosile said the two leaders are in constant communication and are working on modalities for a smooth transition.
In his words, Akosile said; ‘’I can confirm to you that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Governor Ambode are in constant touch with each other. What you need to know is that they are working quietly behind the scene to come up with a smooth transition.
‘’As we speak, they are talking majorly about the composition of the transition committee that will work on the seamless hand-over on May 29th this year.
“There is no rift of any sort between the Governor-Elect and the sitting Governor. At least I can speak authoritatively that the Governor-elect does not think about all that happened during the campaign period, rather his mind is fixed on the future of Lagos State. Mr. Sanwo-Olu’s thoughts are pre-occupied with the daunting challenges that are ahead of him and how he will harness the available human and material resources to achieve his campaign promises of a greater Lagos for all.’’
‘’Very soon, Lagosians will be availed the details of all the positive things that our leaders have been working on in the background. Don’t forget that campaign period is over, now is time for some serious work on how to move Lagos State from the point it is to where it is to where we all desire,’’ he said.