By NBF News

LAGOS- The  Lagos State Chapter of the African Renaissance Party, ARP,  yesterday,  congratulated Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN,  of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, for his success at Tuesday's gubernatorial poll in the state.

ARP Lagos State chairman, Chief Udoka Udeogaranya, in  a congratulatory message, yesterday, said, 'with this victory and the mandate reposed on him by the Lagos State electorate, ARP would like to lead the vanguard of all other political parties in the state to accept the result, concede defeat and congratulate the winner as this will harmonically create a peaceful political space for our Governor-elect to perform his constitutional duties.

'ARP is a party that admires good governance and would like our governor-elect not to see his victory as a winner takes all or that of a victor and the vanquished but rather to consider some of the issues raised by the other political parties during the contest and would be pleased to see his administration in the next four years reflect on them and even work with opposition political parties.

'The ARP will not hesitate to work with the governor- elect at any time he found us useful in his upcoming administration.

'Finally, we would like to thank and extend our warm greetings to the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting a fair election even though it could have been better,' he added.

'We would also like to thank the good people of Lagos state for making the entire electoral period a violence free exercise and all the media houses for giving all political parties fair access and coverage', the party added.