Ambode Supreme Court upholds Governor’s election

Ambode’s victory was initially challenged by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Jimi Agbaje at the state election tribunal.

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Nigeria’s Supreme Court has affirmed the victory of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in the April 11, 2015, governorship elections.

Ambode’s victory was initially challenged by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Jimi Agbaje at the state election tribunal.

 

The tribunal however found in Ambode’s favour after which Agbaje appealed the decision.

In reaction to the court’s judgment, the governor said, via a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna:

“The decision of the Supreme Court has put all issues on election matters to rest once and for all”.

“Our Government is thus poised without further delay to provide the needed leadership to justify the confidence reposed in us, especially with the ruling coming in the wake of the swearing-in of members of the State Executive Council.”

“The ruling has further proven the judiciary to be the critical institution that could further deepen our democratic values.”

Ambode further urged the PDP to move beyond partisanship and join hands with his administration to move Lagos to the next level.

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