Why I Renounced His Excellency Title, By Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Wednesday renounced the prefix “His Excellency,” saying the title should no longer be attached to his name officially.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, said: “Good evening Lagos. Your Excellency is a nice title that has been used to signify authority, position in government, authoritarian disposition, executive arrogance, and a demi-god mystique. Today, I wish to drop the title and to embrace a more representative one; Mr. Governor.”
According to him, “In the last five months that I have been privileged to exercise the mandate freely given to me by the great and hardworking people of Lagos State, it has come to my consciousness to review certain features of citizen-government relations.
“These features impede the genuine expression of the democratic spirit of our society and the meaningful exercise of the sovereignty of our people.
“The office of the Governor has been celebrated as the paragon of excellence…
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