UPDATED: Tribunal Dismisses Jandor, PDP's Petition Against Sanwo-Olu

UPDATED: Tribunal Dismisses Jandor, PDP's Petition Against Sanwo-Olu

  • The Lagos State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has upheld the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the duly-elected governor of the state
  • The tribunal dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate Olajide Adediran for lacking merit
  • The court gave its verdict after examining the preliminary objections raised by the parties

Ikeja, Lagos state - The Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal on Monday, September 25, has dismissed the petition brought before it by Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, the candidate of the PDP.

Jandor is challenging the victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18 poll.

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Tribunal quashes PDP's petition. Photo credits: Olajide Adediran, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gbadebo P Rhodes-Vivour
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Tribunal strikes out opposition's petition

The tribunal's verdict was given on Monday, September 25, at the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, according to The Punch.

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Legit.ng understands that there was tight security in the state capital.

A report by TheCable said Justice Mikhail Abdullahi, while delivering judgement, described the PDP's petition as "dead on arrival" and "deserving of a befitting burial".

Justice Abdullahi is a member of the three-man tribunal panel.

Recall that in his petition, Adediran argued that at the time of the governorship election, Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, were not qualified to contest the poll.

He requested that all votes cast for them in the election be declared wasted, and that the court should declare him as winner.

But the court did not accede to his request.

Tribunal dismisses APC’s objection against Jandor

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the tribunal dismissed the preliminary objection of the APC which asked it to dismiss the petition of the PDP.

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The court said it took the decision because the petitioner did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

Lagos tribunal: Omokri makes prediction

Legit.ng earlier reported that Reno Omokri, a popular PDP supporter, predicted the outcome of the Lagos tribunal.

Omokri said the petition against Sanwo-Olu's reelection "will be rightly dismissed for lack of merit".

Source: Legit.ng

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