- Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan, has forecasted the outcome of the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal
- The opposition is challenging the victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18 election
- Omokri plainly dashed the hope of the Labour Party, sparking mixed reactions on X (formerly Twitter)
Omokri predicts defeat for Rhodes-Vivour
Omokri wrote on his verified X handle on Monday, September 25:
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"It is just a waste of time waiting with bated breath to hear the judgment from the Lagos Gubernatorial Election Petitions Tribunal.
"There is nothing to anticipate. The challenge to Governor Sanwo-Olu's reelection will be rightly dismissed for lack of merit, and at least one of the parties (Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor) will appeal.
"There's going to be no surprise. GRV and Jandor lost freely, fairly and transparently to Sanwo-Olu. When they are credible, we must learn to accept the outcomes of our elections, or we must face ejections from the system."
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.
Lagos tribunal announces judgement date
Legit.ng also reported that the tribunal announced its decision to deliver its final judgement on the Lagos gubernatorial election issues.
The tribunal is set to deliver judgment on the petitions filed by the governorship candidates of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, and his counterpart in the PDP, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, on Monday, September 25.