Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu Welcomes Supreme Court’s Verdict, Extends Olive Branch to Opposition

Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu Welcomes Supreme Court’s Verdict, Extends Olive Branch to Opposition

Lagos State Governor Acknowledges Supreme Court Validation

In response to the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding his victory, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, expressed gratitude for the affirmation of his election as the duly elected leader of the state.

Supreme Court Verdict Upholds Election Result

The apex court, led by Justice Garba Lawal, dismissed the appeal filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, affirming that Sanwo-Olu’s election was legitimate.

The judgment also asserted the eligibility of the deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, to contest the governorship election held on March 18, 2023.

Invitation to Opposition for Collaborative Governance

In an official statement through his handle, Governor Sanwo-Olu extended an invitation to members of opposition parties, urging them to collaborate with his government.

He emphasized that the Supreme Court’s decision re-validates the trust and confidence placed in his administration by the people of Lagos.

Expressing Gratitude for Public Support

The governor conveyed his gratitude, stating, “I’m grateful for the Supreme Court’s affirmation of my election as Governor of Lagos State.

An affirmation that revalidates the trust and confidence our people have placed in our vision for a greater Lagos.”

Emphasis on Inclusive Governance

Governor Sanwo-Olu reiterated his commitment to an inclusive government, stating that there are no victors or vanquished.

He invited those still on the fence to join the progressive governance, emphasizing that the administration welcomes diverse ideas.

Call for Unity and Continued Progress

In the spirit of collaboration, Sanwo-Olu, along with Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, urged everyone to work together to build a Lagos that thrives, progresses, and uplifts every resident.

The governor emphasized that the journey continues, and their commitment remains steadfast.

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