Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come under attack over the recent announcement that he will be dropping ‘His excellency’ title.
Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday announced that he should no longer be addressed as ‘His Excellency.’
In a Twitter post, the governor made the following statement:
“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”
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
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) November 6, 2019
And Lagosians were quick to respond:
Your excellency,if you fix Lagos roads, tanker issues, reduce traffic to barest minimum, provide basic amenities, make life in Lagos easier, trust me you won't have to worry about a name!! We the people will give you a befitting name worthy of you and your office!! #MrGovernor
— Yoyo! (@prettyeyo) November 7, 2019
Oga if you want to be called Queen Elizabeth no wahala for as long as you start working. Lagos is in a mess and all we’ve seen from you is absolute nothing. Your local government chairmen are all sleeping and you’re doing nothing about them. Get to work man
I tire oo. Who cares what he wants to be called abeg? If he’s like he can tell us to call him Jide we will gladly do. Just make things work in Lagos and stop all this bullshit that doesn’t add anything to the community. The way this so called Governor’s thinks self.
— Yemi (@Yemy11) November 7, 2019
If that's what it takes to get our roads fixed, sure Mr governor.
— UFUOMA (@ufuomagbudje) November 6, 2019
Really?? Babajide. Titles shouldn't be the main issue here, there's the states governance that which has been neglected.
Can someone serve this guy a 'negligence of duties' query. Worrying about name calling.
— Captain Obvious. 🙂 (@b_soye) November 6, 2019
Deliver good governance first , then we will look at this your title issue……your excellency, mr governor!
— Olawale (@waleonlinee) November 6, 2019