- The tribunal judges in Lagos state have just given a verdict regarding Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran's petition against Sanwo-Olu
- The judges led by Justice Arum Ashom declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat's ticket, inseparable
- This is coming after the Labour Party and its candidate, Rhodes-Vivour, were struck out for being improperly joined
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 the 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.
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The tribunal held that this issue had been decided in several cases and held that a deputy governor and governor are not separate candidates, The Punch report added.
The tribunal also held that they are not required to pay a separate security deposit.
Tribunal removes 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.
Jandor is challenging the election of Governor Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat in the March 18 governorship elections in Lagos State.
Lagos guber poll: Reno Omokri predicts winner
Reno Omokri, a popular supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 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.
Omokri wrote on his verified X handle:
"It is just a waste of time waiting with bated breath to hear the judgment from the Lagos Gubernatorial Election Petitions Tribunal."