Renowned activist and popular public commentator, Comrade Razaq Olokoba has said that the victory on Wednesday of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Oluof Lagos State and his deputy, Obafemi Hazmat at the Appeal Court in sitting in Lagos was never a surprise but an expected verdict.
Olokoba, who is the Convener and National President of the Campaign for Dignity in Governance (CDG), in a chat with newsmen in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday said, “though we are happy and satisfied with the outcome of the appeal, we never roll out the drum and trumpets because the verdict was expected,” adding that, “one doesn’t need to be a legal expert to know that the oppositions and combination of all their candidates could not have amounted to any significant electoral value as far as Lagos State is concerned.”
Speaking further, Olokoba directed the attention of his audience to why Sanwo-Olu was facing his job squarely as if nothing is happening in the court asking rhetorically whether anything tangible was really happening in the law court against the mandate given to him and his deputy?!
“We members of the CDG never for one night had sleepless period simply because since the good people of Lagos had spoken on March 18, any other dissent voice is considered dramatic entertainment of no consequence,” he declared with the wave of the hand.
Olokoba, on behalf of coalition of 70 civil society organizations therefore congratulates Governor Sanwo-Olu and Hazmat on the latest joyous moment, assuring the duo of the CSOs support in their task of state building just as he urged the duo to extend the proverbial olive branch to those who also tested their luck through the judiciary, praising them too for toeing the peaceful constitutional path to showcase their grievances.