- The Alliance for Democracy and Labour Party in Lagos state have headed to the election petition tribunal in the state
- The parties are challenging the victory of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
- The APC has been accused by the Lagos state chairman of AD, Kolawole Ajayi, of engaging in multiple voting, voter intimidation and vote-buying
The election petition tribunal in Lagos has been approached by the Lagos state governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Owolabi Salis, to challenge the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo Olu.
Vanguard reports that the disclosure was made at a press press conference on Monday, April 8, by the state chairman of AD, Kolawole Ajayi.
Legit.ng gathers that also in attendance at the press conference was the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Fagbemi Awamaridi.
Ajayi said: “A declaration that the pronouncement of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of APC as the winner of the Governorship election is null and void and such pronouncement be set aside, because of the gross electoral fraud and/or gross electoral misconduct.
“A declaration that the law-abiding winner of the 2019 Lagos Governorship election is Owolabi Salis of the AD and should be sworn in immediately.
“The court shall make further order and or declaration as it deems just and proper to promote legality of elections, justice and advance the political and social economic interests of the people."
The AD chairman accused the APC of engaging in multiple voting, voter intimidation and vote-buying.
Ajayi said: “Multiple voting was done by APC, using PVCs of other registered voters. The sources of most of the PVCs are those that are not collected, stolen or non available. Many PVCs were cloned by the ruling party, APC, and such cards were used to vote ahead of the genuine PVC card holders, contrary to the electoral laws.
“The materials released by the CBN to the INEC Lagos in the presence of other parties agents were incomplete before the commencement of the election. “The incomplete materials, which include ballot papers and results sheets, were released to the ruling party, APC, outside the normal distribution system.”
In the same view, Awamaridi said “The Labour Party and the Alliance for Democracy right now are in the tribunal with petitions in various forms and we have decided to announce to the world that the electoral process in Lagos State is still subsisting and we are on.
“In most of the polling units, our agents were not given result sheets."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, emerged winner of the Saturday, March 9 governorship election in the state, beating Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 533,304 votes.
For Agbaje, the margin of loss was higher than what he recorded in 2015, when he lost to outgoing governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. He polled 659,738 votes to Ambode’s 812,394 in 2015.
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