Tribunal Affirms Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State

Governorship Election Petition Tribunal (GEPT) sitting in Lagos State delivered judgement on the election petition case challenging the victory of the Executive Governor of Lagos State who was the then-candidate of All Progressive Congress ( APC) during the 18th March 2023 Governorship election in Lagos State.

The two main issues filed as ground to sack Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu were all dismissed.

In the petition, his eligibility to contest for the office of the Governor was challenged citing the eligibility of his running mate who ran on the same joint ticket with him in the election.

The tribunal ruled that he won his election and dismissed the petition of LP candidate and PDP candidate respectively.

Speaking after the judgment of the tribunal, he made a public statement using his verified X social media page where he said:

“Yesterday the Election Petition Tribunal dismissed emphatically two petitions against our government and unanimously reaffirmed our victory at the polls to the Glory of God and in service to the people Governance is about service, not distractions and this victory inspires us to redouble our efforts in delivering quality dividends of democracy to Lagosians. Our promise remains steadfast, the voices of Lagosians were heard loud and clear at the polls, resulting in our reaffirmed landslide victory. I commend the judiciary and the judges that delivered the well thought-out and detailed judgments. They took their time to explain to everyone the reasons that led them to the views and conclusion they gave. We thank the judges for their firm commitment to principle of fairness and justice. I also thank Mr President as well as the leadership of our great party APC at the State and Nationwide level for their role in the success of our re-election.

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and I feel very privileged to have been elected to serve at this important moment in the history of our State. We thank all Lagosians for standing by us all through this journey. For us, this judgement is a victory for all. We are not coming out here to say somebody won or lost. For all of us on this political trajectory, there are no winners or losers. I will like to extend a hand of fellowship to my opponents in the election, I ask that you display a spirit of sportsmanship and accept the verdict of the tribunal in good faith. I invite you to join hands with us and channel your passion to causes that would take the State to the next phase of development. We are ready to sit with you and have conversations around what ways you can channel your ideas in the development of the State. Lagos is big and its challenges are real, while its opportunities are boundless. There is always room for everybody to contribute “.

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