Supreme Court declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos governorship election

Supreme Court declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos governorship election

It was the end of the road for the ambition of Owolabi Salis, the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), as the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the APC in the case of the Saturday, March 9 governorship election that produced Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The judgement on Wednesday, December 18, was a unanimous decision taken by the panel of seven justices which handled the case.

Justice Paul Galinje, who led the judgement, said Salis' appeal was not within the ambit of the schedule of the electoral act, according to a report by PM NEWS.

In a similar vein, previously reported that the Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 18, delivered judgement in the governorship election in Oyo state declaring Seyi Makinde as the actual winner of the exercise held on March 9.

The news caused jubilation in Ibadan and other parts of the state, it was learned.

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With the judgement, the election battle between Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been laid to rest.

The ruling was granted by Justice Ukaego Mary Peter-Odili, who presided over the ruling at the Supreme Court in Abuja.

It was also reported that the election victories of Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and his counterpart in Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule as governors of their respective states were on Wednesday, December 18, upheld by the Supreme Court.

The duo had contested and won the governorship elections which held on Saturday, March 9, on the platform of the APC.

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In the case of the Nasarawa governorship election, the apex court threw out the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu.

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