Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated President Bola Tinubu for his victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday.
Sanwo-Olu described the ruling in his favour as “another well-deserved victory.”
In a statement issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the governor said Nigerians had spoken through the ballots and the court has also validated the citizens’ decision by the judicial pronouncements.
The Governor said millions of Nigerians were not in doubt as regards the mandate freely given to President Tinubu to steer the ship of Nigeria for four years based on his track records and laudable achievements as two-term Governor of Lagos State.
He said, “What we are witnessing today is the beauty of democracy and the rule of law. We had an election in February this year where over eight million Nigerians voted to elect Bola Tinubu as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We ordinarily thought that the losers should have displayed the good spirit of sportsmanship by congratulating the winner (President Tinubu) but they chose to contest the election results, which is within their rights. Now that the election and the results have been upheld by the Court. I hope they will do the needful.
“I congratulate the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu on his well-deserved victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court.
“I also congratulate the leadership and members of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, and all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this very landmark judicial victory.”
Sanwo-Olu, enjoined Nigerians across party divides to team up with Tinubu to deliver the real dividends of democracy to Nigerians through the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ of the incumbent administration, saying the judicial verdict is a victory for democracy and the rule of law.