The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Lagos State on Monday called on governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to correct some of the mistakes of the outgoing governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode.

Mr Alex Omotehinse, the Lagos State Chairman of the rights group, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Sanwo-Olu must especially visit the issue of the new Land Use Charge and other anti-people policies.

According to him, the primary purpose of government was for the protection of lives and welfare of the citizens.

“I congratulate him (Sanwo-Olu) for the victory well deserved; he won a landslide victory, unlike the Presidential election. The election that produced him was peaceful, free and fair.

“We want to counsel him to obey the rule of law and to ensure the mistakes of the outgoing administration are corrected, especially the increment in land use charge and others.

“Sanwo-Olu must ensure that his government is pro-people, ” Omotehinse said.

NAN reports that Sanwo-Olu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 739,445 votes to defeat Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 206,141 votes, and other contestants in the March 9 governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Sanwo-Olu winner of the poll on Sunday.

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