The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has congratulated Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, over the Court of Appeal’s ruling affirming their victory in the March 18 governorship election.
Cornelius Ojelabi, the Lagos State APC Chairman, also commended the judiciary for the verdict in a statement on Thursday.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Wednesday dismissed issues raised by the PDP candidate, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran, and the Labour Party Candidate, Mr Gbadebo Rhode-Viviour, against the judgement of the election tribunal.
The tribunal had earlier, on Sept. 25, dismissed Adediran and Rhode-Vivour’s petition against Sanwo-Olu’s victory.
Ojelabi said the appellate court’s ruling was a confirmation of the confidence reposed in the government of Sanwo-Olu and his team by Lagos residents.
The APC chairman said all the party’s leaders and members were elated about the decision of the appellate court.
“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.
“The APC as a party appreciates the due diligence done by the Nigeria judiciary to arrive at this conclusion,” Ojelabi said.
According to him, the affirmation is a pointer to the fact that the judicial system in the country has evolved, and the system can be trusted and relied upon.
“The judicial process was thorough and deep, as all the issues were delved into without leaving any stone unturned.
“We, therefore, commend them for the this due diligence,“ he said.