Appeal Court affirms Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s re-election

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has dismissed an appeal by the PDP and its governorship candidate for Lagos State, Abdulazeez Adediran, against the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.

The court upheld the September 25 decision of the Lagos State governorship election petition tribunal affirming the victory of Mr Sanwo-Olu and Ms Hamzat in the March 18 governorship poll.

It held that the appellants failed to prove their allegations of forgery and non-qualification against Mr Sanwo-Olu and his deputy.

“Though they were all pre-election matters, the appellants, the PDP and its candidate, Mr Adeniran, still failed to prove them.

“The appellants came empty-handed and left empty-handed.

“Their petition lacked merit and is dismissed,” the court held.

At the time of this report, the court was delivering judgement in a similar appeal by the Labour Party and its candidate for the election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.


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