Tribunal okays Sanwo-Olu’s election, dismisses Jandor, Rhodes-Vivour’s petitions

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The Lagos Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, on Monday, upheld the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the March 18 governorship election in the state.

The tribunal, sitting in Ikeja, also dismissed the petitions brought by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, and Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Read also: Lagos Tribunal dismisses APC’s objection to PDP’s petition challenging Sanwo-Olu’s election

The candidates and their party had approached the tribunal to challenge the declaration of Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Justice Mikhail Abdullah announced the decision while delivering judgment on the objections raised by the respondents in the case.

Justice Ashom, who read the judgment late Monday, held that Rhodes-Vivour’s petition was devoid of merit.

He said the LP candidate’s petition on the nomination of the state’s deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, was a pre-election issue that did not relate to the conduct of the polls being challenged.

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