BREAKING: Lagos Tribunal Gives Judgement on LP, PDP’s Petition Against Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat Ticket
Ikeja, Lagos state – The Lagos Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered its judgment on the second term governorship election ticket of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and that of his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
The tribunal delivering its verdict on Monday, September 25, held that Sanwo-Olu and his deputy’s tickets are one ticket and inseparable, The Nation reported.
Justice Mikhail Abdullahi stated this while delivering the verdict in the objection of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Olajide Adediran against the election of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat in the March 18 poll held in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat are the 2nd and 3rd respondents in the petition.
The tribunal held that this issue has been decided in a number of cases and went on to hold that a deputy governor and governor are not separate candidates.
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The tribunal also held that they are not required to pay a separate security deposit.
Tribunal dismisses Rhodes-Vivour, LP from Jandor’s petition against Sanwo-Olu
Lagos tribunal earlier struck out the petition filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and LP against Governor Sanwo-Olu’s election.
The court on Monday, September 25, dismissed Rhodes-Vivour’s suit from that of Olajide Adediran aka Jandor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), The Nation reported.
Jandor is challenging the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dr Obafemi Hamzat in the March 18 governorship elections in Lagos State.
Lagos guber poll: Reno Omokri predicts winner as tribunal delivers judgement
Reno Omokri, a popular supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has predicted the outcome of the Lagos tribunal.
Legit.ng reports that the tribunal is set to deliver its judgment on the petition filed against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tribunal: Hamzat arrives court
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the deputy governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat, arrived at the courtroom for the final verdict of the Lagos State governorship election petition court.
Hamzat’s arrival means Governor Sanwo-Olu, who, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), won the 2023 governorship election in Lagos state, might not be present for the final ruling.