- Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said he is not troubled over the suit filed by Owolabi Salis of he Alliance for Democracy
- Sanwo-Olu called Salis a jester who seeking relevance after a governorship electoral defeat
- The governor-elect said he will not dissipate his energy on the suit filed by Salis
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor-elect of Lagos, has reacted to the suit filed by the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the 2019 general elections in the state, Owolabi Salis.
Sanwo-Olu described Salis as a jester seeking relevance through the court after the massive defeat he suffered during the governorship election.
Channels Television reports that speaking through his media aide, Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu said: “Mr Sanwo-Olu is governor-elect of Lagos state and by the grace of God, he will be sworn in on the 9th of May as the next governor of the state.
“Salis is behaving like a court jester within a political environment. A man who couldn’t win his polling unit but seeks to become governor through judiciary can only be likened to a court jester.
“This is a voyage to nothingness. We won’t even dissipate our energy on him. He is a clown that should be ignored."
Legit.ng earlier reported how Owolabi Salis filed a petition at the Lagos state governorship election tribunal asking it to stop the inauguration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the executive governor on May 29.
The petition marked EPT/LAG/GOV/2/2019, it was learnt, has the AD as co-petitioner.
The petition alleges that Sanwo-Olu has a criminal record in the US, is of unsound mind and should be disqualified by the tribunal from being sworn-in as governor.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sanwo-Olu, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the INEC resident electoral commissioner are listed as respondents to the petition.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos as the winner of the governorship election in the state, beating Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 533,304 votes.
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