- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the election petition tribunal for upholding his victory
- Sanwo-Olu thanked Lagos state residents for their support for his administration
- The governor spoke while reacting to the tribunal verdict at his office at the Lagos House Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, September 25
Lagos state, Ikeja - Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has reacted to the judgement of the election petition tribunal affirming his victory and that of his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, in the March 18 governorship election.
Sanwo-Olu commended the judiciary for their hard work in delivering the judgement that affirmed his victory.
Sanwo-Olu commends tribunal for upholding his victory
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Jubril Gawat, aide to Sanwo-Olu, said the governor thanked Lagosians for their support and for standing by his administration.
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He also extended a hand of fellowship to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor of the Labour Party (LP), and Olajide Adeniran aka Jandor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Tribunal gives verdict on Sanwo-Olu's fate
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the election tribunal upheld Sanwo-Olu's re-election as Lagos governor.
In a judgment read by Justice Mikail Abdullahi on behalf of the three-man panel, the court dismissed the petition of the PDP and its governorship candidate, Adediran, for lacking merit.
In reaching the verdict, the court first dwelt on the preliminary objections raised by the parties before considering the issues raised for determination.
Lagos tribunal describes PDP’s Jandor as ‘busybody’
The election tribunal described Jandor, as a “busybody”.
Jandor had filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Sanwo-Olu.
He alleged that Sanwo-Olu was improperly nominated by the APC and, hence, was not qualified to contest the March 18 governorship election.
Jandor, PDP reject tribunal judgement
Jandor, on Monday, September 25, expressed dissatisfaction over the verdict of the state's election petitions tribunal, which upheld the re-election of Sanwo-Olu.