Lagos State PDP 2023 governorship candidate Olajide Adediran aka Jandor has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his victory at the Supreme Court on Friday.
Adediran, in a statement personally addressed to Lagos residents after the apex court dismissed his appeal on Friday, said it was time to cease fire.
According to him, though he is disappointed by the Supreme Court ruling upholding Sanwo-Olu’s re-election, it is time for him to move forward.
“I also use this opportunity to congratulate Sanwo Olu. I wish him a peaceful, development and people-focused tenure,” Adediran said.
The PDP candidate appreciated the people and the party for the privilege to offer himself to serve as the governor of the state in the 2023 governorship election.
“We have expressed our reservation on the conduct and the outcome of the election.
“This, we did, by taking advantage of the provisions of the constitution and the electoral law to file petition at the election tribunal through to the Appeal court and finally, the Supreme Court.
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“This is not the outcome we envisaged or worked so hard for.
“But I am very proud of the values we share and the vision we hold for our dear state. And for the very robust, vast, diverse, people-centered and rural-network campaign that we built and executed together.
“I know how disappointed you are with the outcomes of the election because I feel it too.
“The frustration, intimidation, and betrayals but our disappointment must be overcome by our love for our dear state,” Adediran said.
He said the Supreme Court ruling would not deter him from contributing his quota to the state’s development.
“We need to let the declared winner govern on the basis of his vision for the development of our state.
“Let the electorate be the judge of their performance. This will not in any way, deter me from continuing to contribute my quota to the development of our dear state and toward achieving the desired economic emancipation and a breath of fresh air in governance for our people.
“I appreciate you all for your faith and trust in me. I thank our party faithful and all lovers of Lagos PDP for their dedication and hard work during and after the elections.
“I urge you not to relent in your support for our quest for a greater Lagos,” Adediran said.