Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the judgement of the Supreme Court affirming his victory will allow his administration accelerate its interventions in delivering democratic dividends.
The apex court on Friday affirmed the victory of Sanwo-Olu in the March 18, 2023 governorship election in Lagos State.
Reacting to the judgement, Sanwo-Olu said, “For us, our aim in governance is about service and ensuring that we are not distracted from all the promises we made to our people.
“The judgement will now allow us to accelerate our interventions to ensure that we continue to deliver more dividends of democracy to our citizens- in line with our THEMES+ developmental agenda.”
The governor said he welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court, with deep sense of gratitude, saying that the victory is for the rule of law, democracy and the people of Lagos.
“Like I said in my acceptance speech after the results of the election were declared, there was no victor or vanquished. Our approach to governance since May 29, 2019 is a clear example of inclusive governance, which we believe in and stand.
“I, therefore, invite those who are still standing on the fence to show their love for our dear state by joining the train of progressive governance. We do not profess a monopoly of ideas.
“Today’s judicial pronouncement, like those of the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal in Lagos, have buoyed our confidence in the country’s judicial system. We do not take it for granted,” he said.
The governor said the judgement would spur his government to continue on the trajectory of progress that it started in 2019, which had resulted in many achievements across many areas of lives.