28th July, 2021
By Nimot Sulaimon
Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on the Supreme Court verdict, which upheld his victory in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.
Recall that Sanwo-Olu was the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Committee on the Ondo State Gubernatorial election.
He also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress, as well as members of the party in Ondo and across the country on the victory.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the governor described the Supreme Court ruling as “validation of the people’s mandate”.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the election results announced by INEC were evident that Governor Akeredolu was validly elected by the Ondo people.
“As democrats, we must submit ourselves to the tenets of democracy, which include post-election litigation. Today’s judgement has put paid to all insinuations and doubts about the resounding victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
“I, therefore, call on all lovers of democracy, especially the people of Ondo State to come together for a continuation of good governance and the developmental process of Ondo, started by Governor Akeredolu from his first term of office.”
“On behalf of the people and government of Lagos State, I congratulate my brother, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, on his victory at the Supreme Court,” Sanwo-Olu said.