Hugs, smiles as Sanwo-Olu, Ambode, Fashola reconcile to honour Tinubu


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu met with his predecessors, Akinwunmi Ambode and Babatunde Fashola at a reception organised in honour of President Bola Tinubu in Lagos on Thursday night.

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They were joined by the deputy governor of the state, Obafemi Hamzat, at the reception venue.

It was the first time in four years the three men would be gracing the same event.

Gbenga Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Sanwo-Olu shared the news in a video posted on his Twitter handle.

He said, “Breaking: Governors Fashola, Ambode, and Sanwo-Olu meet at the Lagos House, Marina for the first time in over four years at a reception organised by Governor @jidesanwoolu in honour of President @officialABAT, who’s in Lagos for Sallah celebration”

Before this meeting, Sanwo-Olu had paid Ambode a visit during his birthday party, a gesture that was celebrated by many Lagosians.

Ambode, while appreciating Sanwo-Olu for the visit said, “I want to say ‘thank you’, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. What you have done today is pleasing to our hearts.

“We are happy that this happened at a moment where I am marking my 60th birthday. I want to show appreciation for all the kind words you have said to me and expressed in the media. I strongly believe God will continue to strengthen your courage and ability to deliver greater good to the larger humanity. This is what is expected. I believe strongly that with what you have done today, we will all work to ensure that you leave a good legacy.”

Babatunde Fashola handed over to Akinwunmi Ambode in 2015 after the completion of his constitutional two-terms while Sanwo-Olu took over from the latter in 2019.

Recall that prior to the 2019 governorship election in the state, there was fallout between Ambode and Tinubu’s political camp, which saw the former governor (Ambode) lose his re-election bid.