Abuja - The Lagos State Government has welcomed the confirmation of Akinwunmi Ambode as the governor.
Ambode said the ruling of the State Election Petition Tribunal, headed by Justice Mohammed Sirajo, on Wednesday, as a reaffirmation of the mandate given to him by the people of Lagos State.
“I am elated at the ruling of the tribunal which is an affirmation of my victory at the polls. On April 11, 2015, the people of Lagos spoke with their votes about continuity and that is what the tribunal has just reaffirmed,” said Ambode.
“The task ahead requires concerted efforts from everyone. I urge all my opponents to put the election struggles behind them and in the spirit of sportsmanship join hands with me to take Lagos to the next level” Ambode said.
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The Election Tribunal on Wednesday struck out the petition filed against the election of Ambode of the All Progressives Congress by the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Jimi Agbaje, following a preliminary objection filed by the counsel to the APC Candidate, Wole Olanipekun.
The winner polled 14 696 votes to his closest rival’s 11 292.
He added that it was needless in the first place for the PDP to have petitioned the election result which was adjudged to be free, fair and credible.
“Now that the right thing has been done which of course the people expected, we should all come together above partisanship and move the State forward,” Ambode said.
- CAJ News