Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said he will not be attending the inauguration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, on Wednesday, the outgoing governor said Sanwo-Olu deserves to be “the star of the day” without him.
Ambode said : “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.
“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.”
The governor expressed confidence that with the prayers, cooperation and collective support of all Lagosians, the new government would excel.