The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has conveyed its congratulations to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat following the Court of Appeal’s affirmation of their victory in the March 18 governorship election.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Cornelius Ojelabi, the Lagos State APC Chairman, commended the judiciary for its verdict. The Court of Appeal in Lagos dismissed the concerns raised by the PDP candidate, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran, and the Labour Party Candidate, Mr Gbadebo Rhode-Viviour, against the decision of the election tribunal.
The tribunal had previously dismissed Adediran and Rhode-Vivour’s petition against Sanwo-Olu’s victory on September 25.
Ojelabi emphasized that the appellate court’s ruling underscores the trust and confidence placed in the leadership of Governor Sanwo-Olu and his team by the residents of Lagos.
He expressed elation among all party leaders and members regarding the appellate court’s decision, stating, “I believe that the pronouncement of the court is a testament to the confidence that Lagos residents have in our party. This outcome laid credence to the ruling of the Lagos State Elections Petition Tribunal, which was also in our favour.”
Ojelabi acknowledged the meticulousness of the Nigerian judiciary in reaching this conclusion, stating, “The APC as a party appreciates the due diligence done by the Nigeria judiciary to arrive at this conclusion.”
He further asserted that the affirmation signifies the evolution and reliability of the country’s judicial system. “The judicial process was thorough and deep, as all the issues were delved into without leaving any stone unturned. We, therefore, commend them for this due diligence,” Ojelabi concluded.