Sanwo-Olu is Gov. Elect and Will be Sworn in- Spokes Person
Lagos State Gov. Elect, Babajide Sanwo-olu
The spokesperson for Lagos State governor elect, Mr. Sanwo-Olu, Mr Gboyega Akosile, in immediate reaction to an application filed on Thursday by the AD candidate to stop the swearing-in of the governor-elect on May 29 said Sanwo-Olu is governor-elect of Lagos State and by the grace of God, he will be sworn in on the 9th of May as the next Governor of the State.
According to Akosile, Sanwo -Olu will not join issues with Mr Owolabi Salis, the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
He said Mr Salis was only looking for relevance after his performance during the last March 9 governorship election.
He added, “Salis is behaving like a court jester within a political environment. A man who couldn’t win his polling unit but seeks to become Governor through judiciary can only be likened to a court jester. This is a voyage to nothingness. We won’t even dissipate our energy on him. He is a clown that should be ignored.”
recall that Salis and his party had on Thursday filed the application seeking to stop Sanwo-Olu’s swearing-in as the executive governor of Lagos State at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja.
The applicants asked the Tribunal to restrain the Chief Judge of Lagos, Justice Opeyemi Oke, from swearing-in the Governor-elect, pending the determination of the petition which was already before the Tribunal.
They filed the application pursuant to Section 6 Subsection (6b) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and Paragraph 47 Subsections 1,2, and 3 of the First Schedule of the Rules of Procedure for Election Petitions 2010 (as amended).
The applicants alleged amongst other things that Mr Sanwo-Olu has a criminal record in the United States, and that he was of unsound mind.
They, therefore, asked the Tribunal to disqualify him from being sworn-in as governor.
Mr Sanwo-Olu, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and INEC’s Resident Election Commissioner in Lagos, were listed as respondents to the application.