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Lagos Election Tribunal to Render Judgment on Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Victory



Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In the wake of the March 18 Lagos governorship election, the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) naming Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner, triggered a legal battle, News About Nigeria reports.

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Lagos is poised to render its judgment today, Monday 25th September 2023, marking a crucial turning point in the dispute surrounding the election.

The suits contesting the legitimacy of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s victory have been filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate, and Olajide Adediran, commonly known as Jandor, who represented the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The announcement of this impending judgment came from the Justice Arum Ashom-led panel on a Saturday, with final written arguments presented before the tribunal on August 12.

It’s noteworthy that Sanwo-Olu secured a decisive win in the election, outpacing Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, who landed in the second position. The final vote count showed the Lagos State Governor amassing 762,134 votes, while Rhodes-Vivour garnered 312,329 votes. Jide Adediran, also known as Jandor, representing the PDP, secured a distant third place with 62,449 votes.