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BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Sanwo-Olu’s election victory as governor of Lagos



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

On Friday, the Supreme Court upheld Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s election as Lagos State governor.

The appeal filed by Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the candidate for the Labour Party, LP, was dismissed by Justice Garba Lawal, who read the main verdict.

Sanwo-Olu had earlier pleaded with the Supreme Court to reject the appeals against his election victory on February 25 for governor.

The Peoples Democratic Party and Abdulazeez Adediran, their candidate, as well as Rhodes-Vivour were contesting Sanwo-Olu’s victory.

The LP requested that the supreme court rule that anomalies and noncompliance with the Electoral Act marred the March 18 election, and further stated that Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat was ineligible to run for office.

Adediran similarly filed 34 grounds of appeal, requesting the apex court to upturn the ruling of the Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

However, Sanwo-Olu’s attorney, Nas Ogunsakin, told the court that the witnesses produced were incompetent and that the petitioners had not provided any evidence to back up their accusations.

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