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Lagos Tribunal set to deliver judgement today


The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Lagos State is set to deliver judgement today (Monday) on the petitions filed by opposition political parties challenging the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Recalls that the Labour Party and its governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor had filed petitions before the court seeking to overturn the victory of Sanwo-Olu in the March 18 poll.

After scoring the highest votes, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the gubernatorial election.

The Governor, who ran for his second term, won the election by a landslide and garnered 762,134 votes, defeating Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, who came second polling 312,329 votes.

In distant third was Jide Adediran (Jandor) of the PDP with 62,449 votes.

However, the LP, the PDP and their candidates were unsatisfied with the result and approached the court to nullify the election over alleged irregularities, which according to them, marred the exercise.

The Labour Party argued that thousands of electorates were disenfranchised following violence that broke out in many parts of the State and accused the ruling party of engaging in other electoral malpractices, such as overvoting, vote suppression, etc.

On August 12, lawyers in the petitions adopted their final written addresses before the tribunal.

Subsequently, the Justice Arum Ashom-led panel communicated at the weekend that the judgement would be delivered on Monday (today).



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