Lagos guber: Tinubu congratulates Sanwo-Olu over Supreme Court victory


President Bola Tinubu congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on his victory at the Supreme Court on Friday.

President Tinubu congratulated Sanwo-Olu for his victory with a “warm handshake.”

This happened shortly after the President met with the Progressives Governors Forum at the Presidential Villa in Abuja at the time the Supreme Court delivered judgement on the appeals seeking Sanwo-Olu’s removal from office.

Newspot reported that the Supreme Court had dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party and its governorship candidate in the March 18 election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, seeking disqualification of Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamza, from the poll.

The apex court held that the appeal lacked merit for it to survive.


In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Garba Lawal, the Supreme Court held that the allegations of renouncing Nigerian citizenship by the Lagos State Deputy Governor for the United States of America cannot be used to disqualify the respondents.

Tinubu’s reaction to the ruling was disclosed by the governor’s media aide, Gboyega Akosile, via a post on X.

According to Akosile: “President @officialABAT today congratulated Governor @jidesanwoolu on the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his 2023 election victory.

“The President, while having a small bantering with the governors after Progressive Governors Forum’s meeting earlier today at the Villa, singled out Governor Sanwo-Olu for a warm handshake. Congratulations, dear boss.”

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