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Four years after, Tinubu, Ambode in historic meeting in Lagos

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After the one-time Lagos governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was denied the second term ticket, the ex-governor and President Bola Tinubu met at the Lagos House, Marina, on Thursday.

Persecondnews reports that the occasion was the state banquet held in honour of Tinubu by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Former Gov. Babatunde Fashola also attended the banquet while the trio — Sanwo, Ambode and Fashola — also took photographs to mark the reunion.

The occasion was the first time since Ambode left office in 2019 that all the four governors of the state since 1999 met at a public event.

The governor, in his speech, welcomed the President “home.”

Sanwo-Olu lauded the President for the steps taken so far within his first 30 days in office, saying that it was indeed a season of “renewed hope.”

“I’m also proud to say that this is a tenure that began with a promise of change and within a short while, that change we’re beginning to see.

“Mr President, your ascension to the highest office in the land was greeted with great hope and high expectations.

“I am proud to say that within a month you have indeed earned your position as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” he said.

He expressed “heartfelt gratitude on behalf of all Lagosians” to the President and pledged that “Lagos is standing right behind you…we stand in solidarity with your leadership.”

Among the dignitaries at the occasion were the President’s wife, Oluremi, Vice- President Kashim Shettima and Senate President, Godswill Akpabio.

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