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Supreme Court Upholds Sanwo-Olu’s Electoral Victory | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Jan 12, 2024

 

The Supreme Court upholds Sanwo-Olu as duly elected governor of Lagos State.

The apex court dismissed the appeal of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party for lacking in merit.

Justice Garba Lawal prepared and read the lead judgment in the Lagos State governorship dispute.

Other justices, who made up the panel for Lagos- Justices Inyang Okoro, Emmanuel Agim, uwani Abba-aji, Adamu Jauro are reading their version.

It’s a unanimous decision.

They said the petition was a gross abuse of court process.

Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress defeated the candidates of the LP, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, and PDP’s Azeez Adediran, to win the governorship election.

Displeased with the outcome of the election, the LP and PDP candidates challenged Sanwo-Olu’s victory at the tribunal.

The tribunal dismissed their petitions for lacking in merit.

Challenging the decision at the Court of Appeal, Adediran filed 34 grounds of appeal, while Mr Rhodes-Vivour filled 21. The appeals were also dismissed.

The two candidates appealed against the appellate court’s judgment and asked the apex court to vacate the order.

– NAN

 

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