2023 Lagos Guber Polls: Governor Sanwo-Olu Wins Again At Appeal Court
The Lagos Court of Appeal has upheld the tribunal’s decision, validating the victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos State.
The justices of the appellate court unanimously rejected the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) appeal, citing a lack of merit.
Justice Yargata Nimpa, Justice Samuel Bola, and Justice Paul Bassey issued the ruling on Wednesday.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, in his reaction, commended the Nigerian judiciary for its role in enhancing the country’s democracy following the reaffirmation of his reelection by the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos.
The People Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate in the March 18th, 2023 Governorship Election, Dr Olajide Adeniran, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, challenged the judgment of the State Election Petitions Tribunal (SEPT), which upheld the election of Sanwo-Olu, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer, and his deputy, Dr. Kadir Obafemi Hamzat.
Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his appreciation in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Gboyaga Akosile, a copy of which was made available to newsmen.
He noted that the judgment had further strengthened his confidence in the country’s judicial system, promising his unwavering commitment to continue impacting the lives of all residents of the state.