16th May, 2011
The Independent National Electoral Commission, Lagos headquarter recently marked the end of the general election procedure, presenting certificates of return to governor-elect, Babatunde Fashola and others elected candidates.
Governor Fashola and other elected senators, members of the House of Representatives and state House of Assembly under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, were presented with their certificates at the INEC headquarters in Lagos.
The National Commissioner for INEC, Prince Adedeji Soyebi in charge of Lagos, Ondo and Osun States congratulated Lagos State for the conduct of the just concluded general elections.
He said in spite of the fact that the state had the highest number of registered voters in the country, Lagos State had the least problems during the elections.
â€œThis marks a formal closure to the elections which we did, and any other outstanding issues that has to do with the election should be formally taken to the Election Tribunal.â€
Babatunde Fashola, governor elect, after collecting and signing his certificate, thanked the INEC for conducting what he described as â€œcredible elections.â€
“Political stability clearly would set us on to the path of economic and social development,â€ the governor said.
He also thanked the adhoc staff, especially the Youths Corps members, particularly those who laid down their lives in the process of the elections.
â€œThough, the best way to express our sincere gratitude to Lagosians is to serve them selflessly, diligently and with maximum commitment. The task of nation building will really now starts in earnest.â€
The senator elect for Lagos Central Senatorial District, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu said as a first time senator, she was going to focus on the main issues which include enacting laws that will benefit Nigerians across different social classes.
â€œAll I can assure the people is that Iâ€™m going to give it my best shot, give it all it takes to make life bearable for people,â€ I do not come from a rich background, I know what the system was then. Nigerians generally need a reorientation, we should talk about trying to raise our integrity. I mean it cuts across all spheres,â€ she said.