The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, after the Court of Appeal affirmed their victory in the March 18 governorship election.
While rejoicing with the Lagos State Governor, Cornelius Ojelabi, the Lagos State APC Chairman, also applauded the judiciary for the verdict in a statement on Thursday.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Wednesday affirmed the election that returned Mr. Sanwo-Olu for another four years and dismissed petitions raised by the PDP candidate, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran, and the Labour Party candidate, Mr Gbadebo Rhode-Viviour, against the judgment of the election tribunal.
The elated APC chairman stressed that the ruling was a confirmation of the confidence reposed in the government of Sanwo-Olu and his team by the people of the state.
“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.