Success for Sanwo-Olu as governor of Lagos upheld by the Supreme Court

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On Friday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was upheld as the governor of Lagos State by the Supreme Court.

Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a candidate for the Labour Party (LP), had his appeal rejected by Justice Garba Lawal, who had the honor of reading the lead judgment.

Sanwo-Olu had already asked the Supreme Court to reject the challenges to his governorship election victory on February 25.

Rhodes-Vivour, together with Abdulazeez Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Party, was contesting Sanwo-Olu’s triumph.

The ruling party (LP) pleaded with the highest court to rule that Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat lacked the qualifications to run in the March 18 election and that the entire poll was tainted with irregularities and a failure to comply with the Electoral Act.

In a similar vein, Adediran appealed the decisions of the Court of Appeal and the Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal with 34 grounds, requesting that the Supreme Court reverse their ruling.

However, Sanwo-Olu’s lawyer Nas Ogunsakin told the judge that the applicants offered little proof and that the witnesses they presented were unreliable.

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