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GRV tells tribunal Sanwo-Olu is unqualified to be Lagos governor

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The PDP candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran often known as Jandor, and the LP candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, individually requested the tribunal to nullify Sanwo-Olu’s return and declare them the winner of the ballot.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the Lagos State Election Petition Tribunal had obtained a complete of 48 petitions in respect of the 2023 elections held on February 25 and March 11.

The petitions had been pasted on the wall of the Rosaline Omotosho Courthouse, Ikeja, venue of the tribunal sitting.


A breakdown of petitions towards Sanwo-Olu confirmed that 4 had been filed to problem the governorship election.

Different petitioners are the Allied Folks’s Motion (APM) and the Motion Folks’s Social gathering (APP).

Rhodes-Vivour, who filed as a sole petitioner, listed three grounds on which his petition was based mostly.

He alleged that Sanwo-Olu was not certified to contest election on the time the election came about.

In line with him, the election of Sanwo-Olu was invalid by purpose of corrupt practices or non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 and the structure.


He added that the governor-elect was not duly elected by majority of the lawful votes solid on the election.

Within the petition filed by Adediran and his social gathering, PDP, the petitioners listed two grounds of enchantment to the impact that Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, had been on the time of election not certified to contest.

Adediran additionally submitted that Rhodes-Vivour who was declared by the primary respondent, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) haven scored the second highest variety of votes was, on the time of the election not certified to contest.

NAN reviews that INEC was the primary respondent within the petition filed by Adediran whereas Sanwo-Olu; Hamzat, APC; Rhodes-Vivour and LP listed had been because the 2nd, third, 4th, fifth, and sixth respondents respectively.


Adediran additionally requested that every one votes solid for them within the election be declared wasted.

NAN reviews that the tribunal obtained 5 petitions difficult elections into the Senate, 26 petitions difficult elections into the membership of the Home of Representatives for the completely different constituencies within the state.

NAN additionally reviews that 13 petitions had been filed to problem the elections into the State Home of Meeting.