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Sanwo-Olu Lands in Fake WAEC Result Scandal



Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has landed in a fake WAEC result allegation, News About Nigeria has learnt.

This was revealed in a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in Lagos State, Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran against Sanwo-Olu of the APC and Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party  over alleged violation of some provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.

Jandor is challenging the outcome of the March 18 governorship election on grounds of substantial non-compliance with the electoral law and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines.

In the petition marked EPT/LAG/GOV/01/2023 dated 7th April 2023, filed at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Lagos State, the PDP, who are the petitioners, are seeking the disqualification of both the APC and Labour Party flag bearers in the state from the polls.

According to the petition, the alleged fake exam result was submitted to INEC during Sanwo-Olu’s first-term governorship bid.

The governor was accused of failing to attach a copy of the GCE O’Level result that he claimed to have sat for in 1981 along with his form EC9, as required by the Electoral Act 2022.

“This development sparked a curiosity, with Adediran and PDP applying for the CTC of Governor Sanwo-Olu 2019 from CF001.

“It was then discovered that a statement of result issued by Ijebu Ife Community Grammar School, Ijebu-Ife for May/June 1981 GCE O’Level examination with examination number 17624/118, which he submitted for his first term election as governor of the state was not confirmed by WAEC.

“When JANDOR and PDP approached WAEC for confirmation, they were directed to purchase the scratch card for verification of the WAEC result scratch card, which then confirmed the results as not emanating from WAEC. It came back to be a fake result”, the petition read.

In a similar vein, the PDP said that Rhodes-Vivour and his party did not comply with the requirement of the Electoral Law in the conduct of the primary election that produced him as the candidate.

The notice of the primary election was issued by the state chapter of the party as against the provision that it must be issued and signed by the National Chairman and Secretary of the party, respectively.

The PDP also claimed that the Labour Party used Statutory Delegates who are members of the Lagos State EXCO/Caretaker Committee in the conduct of her substitution primary election on 10th August 2022, contrary to the provision of the Electoral Act 2022.