Court Of Appeal Affirms Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu’s Victory, Dismisses PDP, Jandor’s Case

The court of Appeal sitting in Lagos State has dismissed the suit challenging the election victory of the All Progressive Congress candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abdulazeez Adediran known as Jandor.

In a unanimous decision delivered on Wednesday, the three-member panel led by Yargata Nimpar dismissed the grounds on appeal raised by Jandor.

The panel affirmed the judgement of the tribunal that upheld the victory of Sanwo-Olu as the elected governor of Lagos, in the March 11 election.

SaharaReporters had reported that on September 25, the Election Petitions Tribunal had in its unanimous decision dismissed the two petitions and upheld the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy Obafemi Hamzat.

At the hearing of the two appeals on November 7, the three-man panel led by Justice Yargata Nimpar reserved the judgment after taking arguments from parties.

In the appeal of the PDP & its governorship candidate, Jandor filed 34 grounds of appeal against the judgment of the Tribunal which declared Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the election.

In the grounds of appeal, Jandor says “Contrary to the misleading conclusion of the Tribunal, the issue of disqualification of the winner of an election, is both a pre and post-election dispute, and it was highly erroneous of the Tribunal to treat it as merely a pre-election issue”.

The candidate and his party, also reiterated the reliefs in their petitions, asking for the disqualification of the candidates of both the APC and Labour Party.


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