Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday described the Court of Appeal decision to uphold the State Election Petitions Tribunal confirmation of his victory at the April 11, 2015 governorship election as a welcome development and a vindication of the people’s mandate which was expressly demonstrated on Election Day.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the Governor in his reaction to the Appeal Court ruling, said “the decision of the Appeal Court is a further testimony to the affirmation of our victory by the Tribunal and a vindication of the mandate of the people as expressed in the April, 11 2015 elections”.
The Governor however urged the opposition to sheath their swords, move beyond partisanship and join hands with his administration to move Lagos to the next level.
“With the Appeal Court decision, I think it is time for us to put electioneering matters and its attendant issues behind us. Our victory at the polls had earlier been adjudged as fair and square, the Tribunal confirmed this and now the Appeal court has upheld that decision. Isn’t it time for our opponents to sheath their swords” he said.
“I have never for once doubted the outcome of the polls. We had one of the most gruesome campaigns that took us across the length and breadth of the state. Our party’s strides over the last 16 years was also a scorecard that Lagosians voted for. I have consistently maintained my administration’s desire to work with every Lagosian, no matter the party”, he said.