The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been spotted in a video celebrating with his predecessor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on his 60th birthday in his Ikoyi, Lagos State residence.
Sanwo-Olu, who was sworn-in for a second term on May 29, 2023, had earlier in the day sent a goodwill message Ambode.
In the congratulatory message, he expressed his good wishes and that of the government and the people of Lagos State to the celebrant.
He commended the former Governor for dedicating his young and adult life to the service of the state, both as a civil servant and governor.
Meanwhile, in a video that surfaced online on Wednesday night, Sanwo-Olu was seen at Ambode’s house in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, where he was mixing with other guests who turned up for the birthday bash.
It seemed the two politicians were enjoying the conviviality of the evening as they walked beside each other with cheerful smiles on their faces.
In the footage, the former governor was seen leading his successor into the party as the latter exchanged pleasantries with the guests, with a live band bellowing in the background.
This was a rare public meeting between Sanwo-Olu and Ambode.
The two politicians had gotten off on the wrong footing in 2018.
When it became clear that the power brokers in the ruling All Progressives Congress in Lagos State had endorsed Sanwo-Olu as the party’s candidate in the 2019 election, Ambode, the then incumbent governor, who was also eyeing a second-term ticket, held an infamous press conference where he made damning allegations against his opponent.
However, since he handed over to Sanwo-Olu in 2019, the former governor has kept a very low profile, rarely making any public appearance or statement.