….dismisses Petition by PDP’s Jandor and LP’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour
An appeal Court in Lagos has ruled to uphold the victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State in the general election.
A three-man panel of the Election Petition Appeal sitting in Lagos today affirmed the re-election of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kehinde Obafemi Hamzat, as duly elected governor and deputy governor of Lagos State, respectively.
The court also dismissed an appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Olajide Adeniran, a.k.a. Jandor.
The panel dismissed the appeal for lacking merit.
“Even though they were all pre-election matters, the appellants (PDP and Adeniran) still failed to prove them. The appellants came empty-handed and left empty-handed. They merely enjoyed their day in court. Their petition is dismissed,” the jurists stated.
The Labour party
The State and National Assembly Appeal Court sitting in Lagos has dismissed the appeal of the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour against the victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the validly elected winner of the March 18 election for the Office of the Governor of Lagos State.
The court held: “The decision of the lower court is affirmed and the appeal is dismissed.”
It held unanimously that the lower tribunal was correct to hold that Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat were qualified to contest, contrary to the claims of the LP and Gbadebo.
The justices held: “No case of renunciation of citizenship has been established by the LP and Gbadebo against the 3rd respondent (Hamzat) in accordance with the constitution.
“No evidence of oath of allegiance to the United States and renunciation of Nigerian citizenship was placed before the tribunal (by the LP and Gbadebo).
“No document to prove that 3rd respondent (Hamzat) was no longer a citizen of Nigeria. It is incumbent on the appellants (LP, Gbadebo) to prove their claim.”Follow us on social media