Supreme Court verdict on Akeredolu validates people’s mandate – Sanwo-Olu



Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the Court’s verdict his Ondo State counterpart, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu’s is a validation of  people’s mandate.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement Wednesday in Lagos by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, congratulated Akeredolu verdict of his victory.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Court upheld Akeredolu’s in the Oct. 10, 2020 governorship election, against the of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said that the election results announced Independent National Electoral Commission were evident that Akeredolu was validly elected by Ondo people.

Sanwo-Olu, who was the Chairman of the APC Committee Ondo State Gubernatorial election, also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari victory.

The governor congratulated the APC national leadership as well as members of the in Ondo and across the country victory.

”As democrats, we must submit ourselves to the tenets of democracy, which include post-election litigation.

”Today’s judgment has put paid to all insinuations and doubts about the resounding victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

”I, therefore, all lovers of democracy, especially the people of Ondo State to come together for a continuation of good and the developmental process of Ondo, started by Governor Akeredolu from his first term of office.

behalf of the people and government of Lagos State, I congratulate my brother, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, his victory at the Court,” Sanwo-Olu said. (NAN)