The governorship candidates the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, alias Jandor, have asked the Lagos State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to nullify the outcome of the March 18 governorship election in the state, won by incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress.
Rhodes-Vivour, in his petition marked EPT/LAG/GOV/04/2023 dated April 9, 2023, urged the tribunal to nullify Sanwo-Olu’s victory on the alleged grounds that the APC candidate was not qualified to run in the election.
The LP candidate, in his petition, contended that Sanwo-Olu’s emergence as winner “was invalid by reason of corrupt practices or non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. The second respondent was not duly elected by the majority of the lawful votes cast at the election.”
Similarly, the PDP candidate, Jandor, in his petition, contended that Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, were at the time of election not qualified to contest.Related News
Adediran said the LP candidate, Rhodes-Vivour, who was declared by the first runner-up, was not qualified to participate in the election either.
Jandor is urging the tribunal to declare all the votes cast for the APC and the LP as wasted votes.
Apart from the PDP and the LP, other parties which filed petitions to challenge the outcome of the governorship election are, Allied People’s Movement; and the Action People’s Party.
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