The petitions challenging the declaration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the victor of the gubernatorial election will be decided on by the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, September 25.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Abdulazeez Olajide Adeniran and the Labour Party (LP)’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Viviour filed petitions against Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the tribunal would rule on those petitions.
News About Nigeria recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, declared Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat the winners of the March 18 governorship elections after they received 762,134 votes the majority of legal votes cast across all polling places, wards, and local governments in Lagos state and after they satisfied the constitutional requirement for geographic spread.
The re-election of Sanwo-Olu and Hazmat of the All Progressives Congress is being opposed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party and Abdulazeez Adeniran (also known as Jandor) of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Jandor had requested the disqualification of the candidates for the All Progressives Congress and the Labour Party, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, respectively, for failing to comply with the Electoral Act 2022 and the rules of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in his petition contesting the outcome of the elections held on March 18.
The PDP’s legal representative, Clement Onwuenwunor, adopted his final written statement, in which he claimed that the differences between Governor Sanwo-Olu’s WAEC statement of results and the names on the master’s list provided by WAEC, which also differs from what is on his first and second-degree certificates, had proven the petitioner’s claim that he had forged the WAEC statement of result and lied under oath and was therefore unqualified to be governor.