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Supreme Court Upholds Victory: Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Reaction and planning the future of Lagos

In a resounding victory for democracy and the people of Lagos State, the Supreme Court has reaffirmed the outcome of the March 18, 2023 Governorship Election. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu expressed deep gratitude to The Almighty, acknowledging the validation of the voters’ choice by the highest court in the land.

The Governor welcomed the judgment as not just a personal triumph but a win for the rule of law, democracy, and the entire populace of Lagos State. Reflecting on his administration’s inclusive governance approach since May 29, 2019, Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized that there were no victors or vanquished in the election. He extended an invitation to those on the fence, urging them to embrace progressive governance and contribute to the state’s development.

The judicial pronouncement, following earlier decisions by the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, instilled confidence in the country’s judicial system. Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the judges for their meticulous and well-explained judgment, acknowledging their commitment to fairness and justice.

Applauding the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opportunity to represent the party in the election, the Governor praised its leaders and members for their tireless efforts that led to victory at the polls. A special commendation was reserved for President Bola Tinubu, recognized for his role in deepening Nigeria’s democracy.

Expressing gratitude to Lagosians for their unwavering support, Governor Sanwo-Olu, along with Deputy Governor Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, acknowledged the privilege of serving the state at this crucial moment in history. The judicial victory, they believe, will fuel their commitment to the progressive agenda initiated in 2019, focusing on service delivery and fulfilling promises made to the people.

With the judicial process concluded, the Governor emphasized the government’s dedication to accelerating interventions and delivering more dividends of democracy.

The victory sets the stage for an unwavering continuation of the administration’s THEMES+ developmental agenda.

In a concluding remark, Governor Sanwo-Olu extended gratitude to all who played a role in the journey, including the Supreme Court, the Election Petition Tribunal, the Court of Appeal, and the APC. He reiterated his administration’s commitment to governance for the people and thanked Lagosians, ending with a prayer for the blessings of God upon Lagos State and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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