The outgoing governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode visited President Muhammodu Buhari to say “thank you”.
Mr Ambode lost the All Progressives Congress primary election to Bajide Sanwo Olu who is the incoming governor of the state.
Speaking with journalists after meeting the president, the governor said: “You see, every politician learns every day. The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I use to call myself a techno-politician but I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”
“Well, in another 16 days or so we will be leaving office but what is important is that I was able to have that opportunity to be elected as governor of Lagos State and to touch humanity in a way that I deem it fit.”
“We did our best and most importantly the projects we did were people friendly and people central. I just think a lot more people have enjoyed the benefits and dividends of democracy than we actually met it. And that gives me joy that we were able to touch lives.”
“Wherever you find yourself just make positive difference to people and Nigerians, that is the whole essence of service. I’m grateful that I had that opportunity.”
Since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999, Mr Ambode is the first Lagos governor not to serve two terms.