Lagos Denies Funding Sanwo-Olu’s Legal Dispute

The Lagos State Government never funded the legal dispute involving the State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement made available to newsmen.

Omotoso issue the statement following an allegation by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. the Labour Party candidate in the March 18 governorship election in Lagos.

The statement read, “A post on ‘X’ by Labour Party (LP) candidate Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, on November 19, 2023 alleged – without any proof whatsoever- that the Lagos State Government funded Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s legal dispute after the March 18, 2023 election. This is not true.

“The allegation was supported by a document that neither carried the logo of the Lagos State Government nor the endorsement of any of its officials. It was simply another ploy to deceive the public about a non-existent payment ofN50,000,000 to four lawyers.

“While it is worthwhile for patriotic individuals to scrutinise the finances of the Lagos State Government, the outcome of such inquiry must always be based on verified facts and nothing but the truth.

“The transaction referenced by Mr. Rhodes-Vivour never took place. There was a payment request, which was not approved by Mr Governor when the Honorable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice drew his attention to it because it is irregular.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will never misappropriate public funds in defiance of his Oath of Office.”

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