Supreme Court Verdict: Lagos APC Chairman congratulates Sanwo-Olu, Deputy

Morolake Oluwatosin

APC Chairman, Ojelabi

The Lagos State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Cornelius Ojelabi, has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat,on their victory at the Supreme Court on Friday.

He described the unanimous judgment by the Supreme Court as a furtther testimony of the court’s belief in employing credible judicial pronouncements and judgments to strengthen and entrench democracy in Lagos State and across the country.

Ojelabi in a statement signed by his media aide, Mrs Omobola Akingbehin, also congratulated the APC family and the people of Lagos at large on this long awaited victory.

He thanked them for their constant support for the APC and the government of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the years.

Ojelabi added that the victory had further reinforced that the votes cast by millions of Lagosians in February 2023 for the joint tickets of Governor Sanwo-Olu and Dr Obafemi Hamzat were and are not a waste but for the progress and development of the state.

He asssured Lagosians that the Sanwo-Olu-led administration would continue to deliver on its electioneering promises, that will usher in more dividends of democracy.

Ojelabi advised those in opposition to team up with the APC government in Lagos State so that collectively, they will serve the people better.He reminded them that the era of partisan politics had ended and all hands should be on deck now towards contributing their quotas aimed at making Lagos the Centre of Excellence through good, meaningful and excellent programmes for the people.

The Supreme Court in a judgment it delivered on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by the Labour Party and its governorship candidate in the March 18,2023 election, Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, seeking the disqualification of Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, from the polls.

The apex court held that the appeal lacked merit for it to survive.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Garba Lawal, the Supreme Court held that the allegations of renouncing Nigerian citizenship by the Lagos State Deputy Governor for the United States of America cannot be used to disqualify the respondents.

Ojelabi said the APC in Lagos celebrates the victory of Governor Sanwo-Olu as the duly democratically elected governor of Lagos State saying that it was a final settlement to the long judicial process.

“I congratulate our Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, for this final victory at the Supreme Court today.

“We in the APC in Lagos State accept the final judgment and appreciate the due diligence and the process of rule of law,” Ojelabi said.

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