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Sanwo-Olu’s Supreme Court victory not surprise to APC–Ex-lawmaker

Sanwo-Olu's Supreme Court victory not surprise to APC--Ex-lawmaker

Sanwo-Olu’s Supreme Court victory not surprise to APC–Ex-lawmaker

A former Lagos lawmaker, Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu, has said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s victory at the Supreme Court on Friday was not a surprise to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Olorunrinu, who represented Amuwo-Odofin Constituency I in the 8th Lagos State House of Assembly, told newsmen that no party member or leader lost sleep over petitions and appeals at the apex court.

According to him, the appeals of the candidates of the Labour Party and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) against the outcome of the March 18 governorship election in the state was an exercise in futility.

The APC chieftain said: “Sanwo-Olu is the people’s governor; you cannot rule that one out. His affirmation at the Supreme Court today is very inevitable and not a surprise to us. We never lost any sleep at all.

“We have been talking about continuity in Lagos State, not about a set of people agitating for their personal ambitions.

“In Lagos State,. people know their onions and what they want. They have voted for Sanwo-Olu and he won by a wide margin.

“So, there was no basis to have even contested the outcome of the people at the court by any candidate.”

He said that Sanwo-Olu had won the heart of many residents because of the laudable projects being carried out.

“His performance has been 100 per cent. I want to congratulate Sanwo-Olu for this we’ll deserved victory. Let us wish him the best and support him,” he said.

LP’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and PDP’s Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor), had approached the apex court to challenge Sanwo-Olu’s victory in the election.

The LP urged the Supreme Court to hold that the March 18 election was marred by irregularities and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

He also added that the Lagos state deputy governor was not qualified to contest the election.

Similarly, Adediran filed 34 grounds of appeal, asking the apex court to upturn the verdict of the Lagos State governorship election tribunal and the court of appeal.

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