Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has praised the decision of the Appeal’s Court judgement which affirmed his victory in the last governorship election.
The Governor said the ruling in his favour validated the position of Lagosians who freely cast their ballots to return him as Governor and Doctor Obafemi Hamzat as deputy.
He said they did not take judicial pronouncements for granted, like those of the Lagos State Elections Petition Tribunal, as it had buoyed his confidence in the country’s judicial system.
He urged opponents to embrace the olive branch and join their sure march to the Greater Lagos that keeps rising by the day.
“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.
“Today’s judicial pronouncements, like those of the Lagos State Elections Petition Tribunal, have buoyed my confidence in our country’s judicial system. The Court examined all the issues and did justice to them, without leaving anyone in doubt as to who was the rightful winner of the election.
“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 now more focused on delivering the 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 to leave a great legacy for our people.” Governor Sanwoolu said.
The Governor stressed that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), would continue to maintain its firm belief in the judicial process as they had satisfied all the constitutional requirements and were now more focused on delivering the democratic dividends to the people.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Doctor Obafemi Hamzat, also applauded the Appeal Court Judgement.