Former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, has explained why he shunned the swearing in ceremony of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
According to Ambode, the new governor deserves to enjoy his historic day without having him share in the glory with him.
Ambode, in a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary, on Wednesday, congratulated Sanwo-Olu, saying his successor should be allowed to be the star of his inauguration.
“I have already formally handed over reigns of power in the state to the new governor in a most cordial and convivial ceremony at the State House yesterday,” he said.
“The formal inauguration should have Mr Sanwo-Olu as the star of the day. I don’t think that glory should be shared with him by my presence.”
Ambode said he had a quality private moment with his successor.