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Governor Sanwo-Olu Speaks After Victory At Appeal Court




Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the verdict of the Appeal Court, which affirmed his victory as the winner of the state governorship election.

Naija News had earlier reported that the Appeal Court sitting in Lagos dismissed the appeal of the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, challenging the victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the March 18 election for the Office of the Governor of Lagos State.

The Appeal Court held unanimously that the lower tribunal was correct to hold that Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, were qualified to contest, contrary to the claims of the LP and Gbadebo.

Reacting to the Appeal Court ruling that upheld his election as Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu said that the judicial pronouncements had buoyed his confidence in the country’s justice system.


“With a sense of humility, I welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal, which ruled today in our favour, thereby validating the position of Lagosians who freely cast their ballots to return my deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and I as Governor and Deputy Governor of our dear State. We do not take it for granted,” the governor said.

“Our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to maintain its firm belief in the judicial process. My deputy and I have satisfied all the constitutional requirements and are more focused on delivering democratic dividends to our people.With deep gratitude to the Almighty God, I humbly accept today’s Appeal Court verdict, with a sense of responsibility and a desire to continue with the giant strides of our administration so as to leave a great legacy for our people,” he added.